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Anne Kelly Knowles
Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT 05753-6004)

Labor and Technological Change in the U.S. Iron Industry, 1800-1868

This is the first comprehensive study of the American iron industry's transition from small-scale production to large-scale, modern manufacturing. Its focus on the role of skilled iron workers and labor-management relations at pioneering firms brings out the cultural dimensions of technological and economic change. A historical GIS of iron works across the country provides context for analyzing eleven detailed case studies that represent the diversity of labor, management, and technology in the period.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006