America's Wooden Age: Aspects of its Early Technology. Technology/Trades, Brooke Hindle.

America's Wooden Age: Aspects of its Early Technology.

Tarrytown, NY: Sleepy Hollow Restorations, 1975. First printing. Cloth over Boards. Small quarto, pp. vii, 218, indexed, illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Very Good, ex-library. Item #20883

America's Wooden Age was a wonderful era, specifically because of the nature of the prevailing technology which depended so heavily upon wood. The ubiquity of wood marked this as a peculiarly favored land, where, int he hand technology of the colonial era and in the machine technology of the early national era, the plenty of wood made significant differences. Americans used wood prodigally, as a fuel and as the chief material from which they fabricated their buildings, their transportation systems, and most of their technology. In the Wooden Age, America began her ascent to industrial primacy and to the highest standard of living in the world. This book provides access to some of the ways of wood; the enthusiasm of the age can be apprehended from the enthusiasm of the authors, who share it. A well-researched, scholarly work on early American technology and invention. Of interest to the historian and those interested in the development of technology in the 18th century and earlier.

Price: $30.00

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