Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America

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In this extensively illustrated work, Vanessa Meikle Schulman reveals how visual representations of labor, technology, and industry were crucial in shaping the way nineteenth-century Americans understood their nation and its place in the world. Her focus is the period between 1857 and 1887, an era marked by the rapid expansion of rail and telegraph networks, the rise of powerful, centralized corporations, and the creation of specialized facilities for the mechanized production and distribution of products. Through the ...

Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America 2015, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781625341945

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Work Sights: The Visual Culture of Industry in Nineteenth-Century America 2015, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781625341952

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