The Industrial Revolution in America: Iron and steel

Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Collier Hillstrom
ABC-CLIO, 2005 - 306 頁
Presents the stories of some of the industries that sparked the Industrial Revolution in America, focusing on iron and steel, and discusses how the emerging technology affected U.S. society, and the country's standing in the global community.


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Origins and Development
Innovations and Inventions
Major Entrepreneurs and Companies
Lives of the Workforce
Labor Organizations and Reform Movements
Environmental Impact
Immigrations Impact
Societal Impact
Gilded Age Art and Literature
Iron and Steel in the Modern Era

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第 233 頁 - Thy train of cars behind, obedient, merrily following, Through gale or calm, now swift, now slack, yet steadily 'careering ; Type of the modern — emblem of motion and power — pulse of the continent...
第 233 頁 - I see over my own continent the Pacific railroad surmounting every barrier, I see continual trains of cars winding along the Platte carrying freight and passengers, I hear the locomotives rushing and roaring, and the shrill steamwhistle, I hear the echoes reverberate through the grandest scenery in the world...
第 8 頁 - ... when I hear the iron horse make the hills echo with his snort like thunder, shaking the earth with his feet, and breathing fire and smoke from his nostrils (what kind of winged horse or fiery dragon they will put into the new Mythology I don't know), it seems as if the earth had got a race now worthy to inhabit it.
第 9 頁 - If all were as it seems, and men made the elements their servants for noble ends! If the cloud that hangs over the engine were the perspiration of heroic deeds, or as beneficent as that which floats over the farmer's fields, then the elements and Nature herself would cheerfully accompany men on their errands and be their escort.
第 136 頁 - Three months ago Andrew Carnegie was a man to be envied. Today he is an object of mingled pity and contempt. In the estimation of nine-tenths of the thinking people on both sides of the ocean he has not only given the lie to all his antecedents, but confessed himself a moral coward.
第 185 頁 - ... and restraints, which they endure in the old world, of greater personal independence and consequence, under the operation of a more equal...
第 8 頁 - They go and come with such regularity and precision, and their whistle can be heard so far, that the farmers set their clocks by them, and thus one well-conducted institution regulates a whole country.
第 222 頁 - Green Mountains. They will not be in at the death. Their vocation, too, is gone. Their fidelity and sagacity are below par now. They will slink back to their kennels in disgrace, or perchance run wild and strike a league with the wolf and the fox. So is your pastoral life whirled past and away. But the bell rings, and I must get off the track and let the cars go by;What s the railroad to me? I never go to see Where it ends.