Early American industry was forged in the 3000 degree heat of small iron furnaces in the forests of Pennsylvania. These furnaces were also the heart of thriving communities like Hopewell Village. In this book, historian Joseph Walker goes beyond the technical aspects of production and illuminates the inner workings of early iron making communities and the lives of the people who worked there.
Forge a new connection to the past with this thoroughly sourced and engaging work of history. ''Hopewell Village: The Dynamics of a Nineteenth Century Iron-Making Community'' is essential reading for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of early American life. It makes a perfect companion for your visit to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
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