The Innovators, The Engineering Pioneers who Made America Modern

@inproceedings{Billington1996TheIT,
  title={The Innovators, The Engineering Pioneers who Made America Modern},
  author={David P. Billington},
  year={1996}
}
This book is an engineering history of the United States, written from an engineering perspective rather than from the standpoint of social history, and focusing on the roles of key figures. The book treats U.S. engineering history as an interplay of three perspectives: what great engineers actually did, the political and economic conditions within which they worked, and the influence that these designers and their works had on the nation. Part I, Iron, Steam, and Early Industry, 1776-1855… CONTINUE READING