x, 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
TA15 .B53 1996
Series statement from jacket.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-236) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
pt. 1. Iron, steam, and early industry, 1776-1855. Modern engineering and the transformation of America Watt, Telford, and the British beginnings Fulton's steamboat and the Mississippi Lowell and the American industrial revolution Francis and the industrial power network pt. 2. Crossing the continent, 1830-1883. The Stephensons, Thomson, and the eastern railroads Henry, Morse, and the telegraph St. Louis versus Chicago and the continental railroads Carnegie and the climax of steel Edison and the network for light The Centennial revolutions, 1876-1883.