Culture Change and the New Technology

An Archaeology of the Early American Industrial Era

  • Paul A. Shackel

Part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology book series (CGHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Paul A. Shackel
    Pages 1-16
  3. Daniel Webster
    Pages 17-26
  4. George Washington
    Pages 27-58
  5. George Talcott
    Pages 59-85
  6. Virginia Free Press
    Pages 87-109
  7. Virginia Free Press
    Pages 147-162
  8. Lydia H. Sigourney
    Pages 163-176
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 177-217

About this book


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.


Harpers Ferry archaeology historical archaeology

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul A. Shackel
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Harpers Ferry National Historical ParkHarpers FerryUSA
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9905-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9903-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0439
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