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Author Shackel, Paul A.

Title Culture change and the new technology : an archaeology of the early American industrial era / Paul A. Shackel.

Published New York : Plenum Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975.3499 SHAC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xix, 217 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series Contributions to global historical archaeology.
Contributions to global historical archaeology.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-211) and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Armories -- West Virginia -- Harpers Ferry -- History -- 19th century.
Industrial archaeology -- West Virginia -- Harpers Ferry.
Industrialization -- West Virginia -- Harpers Ferry -- History -- 19th century.
Firearms industry and trade -- West Virginia -- Harpers Ferry -- Employees -- History -- 19th century.
Harpers Ferry (W. Va.) -- Antiquities.
ISBN 0306453339