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A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 : exhibiting the origin and growth of the principal mechanic arts and manufactures, from the earliest colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution ; and comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census

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Bishop, J. Leander (John Leander), 1820-1868
A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860 : exhibiting the origin and growth of the principal mechanic arts and manufactures, from the earliest colonial period to the adoption of the Constitution ; and comprising annals of the industry of the United States in machinery, manufactures and useful arts, with a notice of the important inventions, tariffs, and the results of each decennial census
Volume 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Edward Young & Co., 1868
3 v. : ports. ; 24 cm

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Contents

[Frontispiece] Pioneer American manufacturers, p. [2]

[Title page] A history of American manufactures from 1608 to 1860: vol. I, pp. [3]-[4]

[Dedication], pp. [5]-[6]

Preface, pp. 7-[12]

Chapter I: origin of American manufactures, and a glance at the state of the arts in Europe in the sixteenth century, pp. 13-23

Chapter II: origin of American manufactures continued, and those in Virginia, to the close of the seventeenth century, considered, pp. 24-35

Chapter III: ship-building in the colonies of Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island, pp. 36-58

Chapter IV: ship-building in the middle and southern colonies, pp. 59-92

Chapter V: introduction of saw-mills and manufacture of lumber, pp. 93-115

Chapter VI: the introduction of grist and flour-mills into the colonies, pp. 116-151

Chapter VII: the establishment of the printing press in the colonies, pp. 152-194 ff.

Chapter VIII: colonial paper-mills, type-founderies, and printing-presses, pp. 195-215

Chapter IX: bricks, and the manufactures of clay, pp. 216-231

Chapter X: glass-works in the colonies, pp. 232-243

Chapter XI: brewing and the manufacture of beer, pp. 244-265

Chapter XII: essays in the manufacture of wine in the colonies, pp. 266-277

Chapter XIII: the manufacture of salt in the colonies, pp. 278-295

Chapter XIV: of the manufacture of cloth and materials for clothing, pp. 296-347

Chapter XV: of cloth and the materials for clothing continued, from the peace of 1763, with especial reference to the culture of indigo, cotton, and silk, pp. 348-423

Chapter XVI: tanning and the manufactures of leather, pp. 424-464

Chapter XVII: iron, copper, and other metallic manufactures, pp. 465-582

Chapter XVIII: colonial industry in metals--continued ; early efforts in the southern colonies, with a general summary of legislation respecting iron, tables of colonial imports and exports, etc., pp. 583-[632]

Index to portraits of old printers & eminent type founders, pp. 633-650

Index to portraits of eminent modern printers, pp. 651-674

Index to portraits of representative leather manufacturers, pp. 675-[692]

Index, pp. 693-702

Supplementary index to vol. I


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