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Iron for The Civil War

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the role of iron in the Civil War. The volume of production in the North gave the Union an enormous initial advantage in manufacturing war material, and Northern companies were ... More


Slavery and Iron at Georgia

Teresa S. Moyer

in Ancestors of Worthy Life: Plantation Slavery and Black Heritage at Mount Clare

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060460
eISBN:
9780813050720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060460.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Chapter 2 outlines the centrality of slavery and blacks to Dr. Charles Carroll’s plans to create an interlocking plantation system of fields, mills, and ironworks. It argues that reintegrating the ... More


“Form Against Force”: Sustainability and Organicism in the Work of John Ruskin

Deanna K. Kreisel

in Ecological Form: System and Aesthetics in the Age of Empire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823282128
eISBN:
9780823286034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282128.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay considers art critic, environmental reformer, and heterodox political economist John Ruskin as an early sustainability theorist through an examination of his commitment to organicism. That ... More


The Challenge of New Markets and Techniques

Robert B. Gordon

in A Landscape Transformed: The Ironmaking District of Salisbury, Connecticut

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128185
eISBN:
9780197561393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128185.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Ironmakers in the Middle Atlantic states used canals and railways to reduce costs and expand the scale of production with new techniques based on mineral-coal fuel beginning in the 1820s. Salisbury ... More


Chronology

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.00010
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

Hillforts are conventionally regarded as a phenomenon of the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age of temperate Europe, with some sites being constructed or reoccupied in the post-Roman Iron Age or Early ... More


Defining Issues

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

‘Hillfort’ is a term of convenience. It is widely recognized that the monuments in question are not restricted topographically to hills, and that their role may not have been primarily, and ... More


Function 2: Social, Economic, Ritual

Dennis Harding

in Iron Age Hillforts in Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199695249
eISBN:
9780191918452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/9780199695249.003.00012
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

In southern England, in terms of prevailing environmental conditions most hillforts could have been occupied or used on a permanent rather than seasonal basis. With the exception of Exmoor and ... More


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