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Waterpower in Lowell: Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America

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  • Waterpower in Lowell: Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America (Johns Hopkins University Press) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Professor Patrick M Malone, Pha

    Waterpower in Lowell: Engineering and Industry in Nineteenth-Century America

    Trade paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press
    2009
    English
    254 pages

    ISBN: 0801893062
    ISBN-13: 9780801893063

    Patrick M. Malone demonstrates how innovative engineering helped make Lowell, Massachusetts, a potent symbol of American industrial prowess in the 19th century. Waterpower spurred the industrialization of the early United States and was the principal power for textile manufacturing until well after the Civil War. Industrial cities therefore grew alongside many of America's major waterways. Ideally located at Pawtucket Falls on the Merrimack River, Lowell was one such city-a rural village rapidly transformed into a booming ... Show more

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Stephen M

Everything you wanted to know about Lowell

by Stephen M on Aug 15, 2013

This is an excellent book that thoroughly covers the development of waterpower at Lowell, Mass. There are useful illustrations, but the photos don't reproduce very well in the paperback format. Readers should also be aware that the book does not cover the social and political aspects of the textile industry in Lowell.

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