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Harpers Ferry was one of America's earliest and most significant industrial communities - serving as an excellent example of the changing patterns of human relations that led to dramatic progress in work life and in domestic relations in modern times. In this well-illustrated book, Paul A. Shackel investigates the historical archaeology of Harpers Ferry, revealing the culture change and influence of new technology on workers and their families. He focuses on the contributions of laborers, craftsmen, and other subordinate groups to industrial progress, and examines ethnic and interracial development in an economy that was transformed from craft-based to industrial.

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Investigates the rise of industry at Harper's Ferry, now in West Virginia, during the 19th century and its impact on working life and domestic relations. Examines the shift of the economy from craft-based to industry-based, the establishment of the national armory that was raided by abolitionist John Brown, and the contribution to economic development of laborers, craftsmen, and other subordinate groups.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-211) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Industry and Interpreting the Past. At the Mercy of the Capitalist. The Most Eligible Spot on the Whole River: Harpers Ferry - The Early Years. Under a Malign Influence: Factory Discipline, Political Factionalism, Corruption, and the New Technology. Their Little Gardens: Landscapes in an Armory Town. Customs and Habits Interwoven with the Very Fibers of Things: Consumerism among Armory Households. Oh! Let Oppression's Hand Be Stay'd: The Transformation from Craft to Wage Labor. Home...! Refuge from Sadness. Appendix: 1842 Interview with Armory Workers. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306453335
Author:
Shackel, Paul A.
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Industrialization
Subject:
Firearms industry and trade
Subject:
Industrial archaeology
Subject:
Armories.
Subject:
Firearms industry and trade -- Employees -- West Virginia -- Harpers Ferry -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Harpers Ferry
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) Antiquities.
Subject:
Armories - West Virginia - Harpers Ferry -
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
238
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1150 gr

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