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The Resource Home fires : how Americans kept warm in the nineteenth century, Sean Patrick Adams

Home fires : how Americans kept warm in the nineteenth century, Sean Patrick Adams

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Home fires : how Americans kept warm in the nineteenth century
Title
Home fires
Title remainder
how Americans kept warm in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Sean Patrick Adams
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Language
eng
Summary
"Home Fires tells the fascinating story of how changes in home heating over the nineteenth century spurred the growth of networks that helped remake American society. Sean Patrick Adams reconstructs the ways in which the "industrial hearth" appeared in American cities, the methods that entrepreneurs in home heating markets used to convince consumers that their product designs and fuel choices were superior, and how elite, middle-class, and poor Americans responded to these overtures. Adams depicts the problem of dwindling supplies of firewood and the search for alternatives; the hazards of cutting, digging, and drilling in the name of home heating; the trouble and expense of moving materials from place to place; the rise of steam power; the growth of an industrial economy; and economic efficiency questions, both at the individual household and regional levels. Home Fires makes it clear that debates over energy sources, energy policy, and company profit margins have been around a long time. The challenge of staying warm in the industrializing North becomes a window into the complex world of energy transitions, economic change, and emerging consumerism. Readers will understand the struggles of urban families as they sought to adapt to the ever-changing nineteenth-century industrial landscape. This perspective allows for a unique view of the development of an industrial society not just from the ground up but from the hearth up"--
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Adams, Sean P
Dewey number
697.0973/09034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dwellings
  • Heating
  • United States
  • Social change
  • City and town life
  • Industrialization
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Home fires : how Americans kept warm in the nineteenth century, Sean Patrick Adams
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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-177) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Urban Hearth -- How the Industrial Economy Made the Stove -- How Mineral Heat Came to American Cities -- How the Coal Trade Made Heat Cheap -- How the Industrial Hearth Defied Control -- How Steam Heat Found its Limits -- Epilogue: The Industrial Hearth -- Appendix: Abbreviations of Archives Consulted
Control code
ocn863196537
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9781421413570
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013037988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023526161
System control number
(OCoLC)863196537
Label
Home fires : how Americans kept warm in the nineteenth century, Sean Patrick Adams
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-177) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Urban Hearth -- How the Industrial Economy Made the Stove -- How Mineral Heat Came to American Cities -- How the Coal Trade Made Heat Cheap -- How the Industrial Hearth Defied Control -- How Steam Heat Found its Limits -- Epilogue: The Industrial Hearth -- Appendix: Abbreviations of Archives Consulted
Control code
ocn863196537
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 183 pages
Isbn
9781421413570
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013037988
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40023526161
System control number
(OCoLC)863196537

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