Lawrence A. Peskin's Manufacturing Revolution makes two important contributions to our understanding of early American industrialization. First, Peskin demonstrates that mercantilist ideas about economics persisted and continued to influence public policy well into the nineteenth century. Second, he makes the bold claim that the rhetoric of manufacturing preceded and paved the way for the subsequent Industrial Revolution. In essence, Americans underwent a manufacturing revolution in their minds well before things changed on the ground.
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Neem, Johann N., "Review of: Manufacturing Revolution: The Intellectual Origins of Early American Industry" (2005). History Faculty and Staff Publications. 6.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Manufacturing industries--United States--History; Industrialization--United States--History; Industrial relations--United States--History; Entrepreneurship--United States--History
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Peskin, Lawrence A., 1966-. Manufacturing revolution