New PDF release: Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War

By Barton C. Hacker

ISBN-10: 1935623915

ISBN-13: 9781935623915

through the center of the 19th century, industrialization and military-technological innovation have been commencing to regulate greatly the nature and prerequisites of war because it have been carried out for hundreds of years. happening in the middle of those far-reaching adjustments, the yank Civil warfare can justly be categorized either the final nice preindustrial struggle and the 1st significant battle of the commercial age. business capability attained new degrees of army importance as transportation more suitable, yet during this, as in lots of different respects, the Civil conflict was once relatively transitional. Smoothbore artillery nonetheless ruled the battlefield, horse-drawn wagons and pack mules nonetheless carried the most logistic burden, seamstresses nonetheless outnumbered sewing-machine operators. Astride Worlds addresses some of the factors and results of technological switch for the direction and consequence of the yank Civil War.

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