Pdf ebook: Lydia Bailey

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Summary: Little known today, Lydia Bailey was a leading printer in Philadelphia for decades. Her career began in 1808—when her husband, Robert, died, leaving her

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271062304
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 328
  • Language: English
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Description: Little known today, Lydia Bailey was a leading printer in Philadelphia for decades. Her career began in 1808—when her husband, Robert, died, leaving her with the family business to manage—and ended in 1861, when she retired at the age of eighty-two. During her career, she operated a shop that at its height had more than forty employees, acted as city printer for over thirty years, and produced almost a thousand imprints bearing her name. Not surprisingly, sources reveal that she was closely associated with many of her now better-known contemporaries both in the book trade and beyond, people like her father-in-law, Francis Bailey; Mathew Carey; Philip Freneau; and Harriet Livermore. Through a detailed examination and analysis of various sources, Karen Nipps portrays Bailey’s experience within the context of her social, political, religious, and book environments. Lydia Bailey is the first monograph on a woman printer during the handpress period. It consists of a historical essay detailing Bailey’s life and analyzing her role in the contemporary book trade, followed by a checklist of her known imprints. In addition, appendixes offer further statistical information on the activities of her shop. Together, these provide rich material for other book historians as well as for historians of the early Republic, gender, and technology.


Pdf ebook: The Economy

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Summary: Volume 4 "THE ECONOMY’ of the American Cities; series. This collection brings together more than 200 scholarly articles pertaining to the history and dev

  • Author : Neil L. Shumsky
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135603545
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 424
  • Language: English
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Description: Volume 4 "THE ECONOMY’ of the American Cities; series. This collection brings together more than 200 scholarly articles pertaining to the history and development of urban life in the United States during the past two centuries. The selections in Volume 4 of the series concern the development of the urban economy since the early nineteenth century. Three groups of articles, each arranged chronologically, deal with three basic sectors of the economy—trade and commerce (especially retailing), manufacturing and industrialization, and finance. Individual articles address subjects as diverse as merchants and shopping malls, flour milling and scientific management, and the Chicago Board of Trade and redlining.


Pdf ebook: Controlling Language in Industry

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Summary: This book provides an in-depth study of controlled languages used in technical documents from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It first explor

  • Author : Stephen Crabbe
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319527452
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Number of Pages: 113
  • Language: English
  • Views: 636
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Description: This book provides an in-depth study of controlled languages used in technical documents from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It first explores the history of controlled languages employed by the manufacturing industry to shape and constrain the information in technical documents. The author then offers a comparative analysis of existing controlled languages and distills the best-practice features of those language systems. He concludes by offering innovative models that can be used to develop and trial a new controlled language. This book will be of interest to linguists working in technical and professional communication, as well as writers and practitioners involved in the production of technical documents for companies in multiple industries and geographical locations.


Pdf ebook: The Goffle Road Murders of Passaic County

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Summary: “A fascinating trip back to a pastoral New Jersey where malls, gangsters and toxic waste did not exist, and violence still shocked the public.”—Rober

  • Author : Don Everett Smith Jr.
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 1614233926
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Views: 670
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Description: “A fascinating trip back to a pastoral New Jersey where malls, gangsters and toxic waste did not exist, and violence still shocked the public.”—Robert Schneck, author of The Bye Bye Man: And Other Strange-but-True Tales On January 9, 1850, Judge John Van Winkle and his wife, Jane, were brutally stabbed to death by their former farm hand, John Jonston, in their home on Goffle Road in Hawthorne, NJ (which is still standing). Their murder would go down in history as the first in Passaic County, and Jonston’s subsequent hanging would become the first execution in the county. The events surrounding the murder would go on to inspire the work of New Jersey’s greatest poet, Pulitzer-Prize winner William Carlos Williams. Since the Van Winkle home was described in The New York Times in 1882 as “the abode of unearthly visitants,” there have been documented occurrences of the unexplained occurring. The current owner, Henry Tuttman, is working to bring the house into the 21st century while retaining its heritage. “Those who love their history with a side dish of horror and a dash of macabre will not want to miss the offerings of Don Smith.”—Linda Godfrey, author of I Know What I Saw “Reads like your favorite thriller only it’s more frightening because it’s fact.”—Margie Gelbwasser, author of Inconvenient “Don Everett Smith Jr. uncovers the true story behind the Goffle Road murders and the unusual connections with United States Vice President Garrett Hobart.”—Cosmic Book News


Pdf ebook: From Craft to Profession

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Summary: This is the first in-depth study of how the architectural profession emerged in early American history. Mary Woods dispels the prevailing notion that the p

  • Author : Mary N. Woods
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520921405
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 282
  • Language: English
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Description: This is the first in-depth study of how the architectural profession emerged in early American history. Mary Woods dispels the prevailing notion that the profession developed under the leadership of men formally schooled in architecture as an art during the late nineteenth century. Instead, she cites several instances in the early 1800s of craftsmen-builders who shifted their identity to that of professional architects. While struggling to survive as designers and supervisors of construction projects, these men organized professional societies and worked for architectural education, appropriate compensation, and accreditation. In such leading architectural practitioners as B. Henry Latrobe, Alexander J. Davis, H. H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan, and Stanford White, Woods sees collaborators, partners, merchandisers, educators, and lobbyists rather than inspired creators. She documents their contributions as well as those, far less familiar, of women architects and people of color in the profession's early days. Woods's extensive research yields a remarkable range of archival materials: correspondence among carpenters; 200-year-old lawsuits; architect-client spats; the organization of craft guilds, apprenticeships, university programs, and correspondence schools; and the structure of architectural practices, labor unions, and the building industry. In presenting a more accurate composite of the architectural profession's history, Woods lays a foundation for reclaiming the profession's past and recasting its future. Her study will appeal not only to architects, but also to historians, sociologists, and readers with an interest in architecture's place in America today.


Pdf ebook: The Machines of Leonardo Da Vinci and Franz Reuleaux

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Summary: This fascinating book will be of as much interest to engineers as to art historians, examining as it does the evolution of machine design methodology from

  • Author : Francis C. Moon
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402055994
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 419
  • Language: English
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Description: This fascinating book will be of as much interest to engineers as to art historians, examining as it does the evolution of machine design methodology from the Renaissance to the Age of Machines in the 19th century. It provides detailed analysis, comparing design concepts of engineers of the 15th century Renaissance and the 19th century age of machines from a workshop tradition to the rational scientific discipline used today.


Pdf ebook: The Power Makers

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Summary: Maury Klein is one of America's most acclaimed historians of business and society. In The Power Makers, he offers an epic narrative of his greatest subject

  • Author : Maury Klein
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 9781596918344
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 560
  • Language: English
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Description: Maury Klein is one of America's most acclaimed historians of business and society. In The Power Makers, he offers an epic narrative of his greatest subject yet - the "power revolution" that transformed American life in the course of the nineteenth century. The steam engine; the incandescent bulb; the electric motor-inventions such as these replaced backbreaking toil with machine labor and changed every aspect of daily life in the span of a few generations. The cast of characters includes inventors like James Watt, Elihu Thomson, and Nikola Tesla; entrepreneurs like George Westinghouse; savvy businessmen like J.P. Morgan, Samuel Insull, and Charles Coffin of General Electric. Striding among them like a colossus is the figure of Thomas Edison, who was creative genius and business visionary at once. With consummate skill, Klein recreates their discoveries, their stunning triumphs and frequent failures, and their unceasing, bare-knuckled battles in the marketplace. In Klein's hands, their personalities and discoveries leap off the page. The Power Makers is a dazzling saga of inspired invention, dogged persistence, and business competition at its most naked and cutthroat--a biography of America in its most astonishing decades.


Pdf ebook: Commerce on Early American Waterways

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Summary: Colonial pioneers began entering the logging and forestry industries in great numbers along the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains during the late 1700s a

  • Author : Earl E. Brown
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786455969
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Colonial pioneers began entering the logging and forestry industries in great numbers along the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains during the late 1700s and were soon producing more products than they could use. This book details how settlers used waterways to transport goods to coastal markets. Topics include the timeline of water craft construction; major figures in the development of early waterway transportation; types of goods transported; and occupational hazards from raging rapids to snowstorms. The book also features photographs, charts, and diary excerpts and an appendix detailing ark and raft construction. Twenty years of research produced one hundred and fifteen sources, ninety-five percent from historical societies, since large libraries held minimal information on the subject. For the Civil War buffs, chapters 5 through 9 give the "Woodhick's" (Pennsylvania Lumberjack) work ethic that made them a feared fighting force in the Union Army, known as the Bucktails.


Pdf ebook: The Dynamics of Science and Technology

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Summary: The interrelations of science and technology as an object of study seem to have drawn the attention of a number of disciplines: the history of both science

  • Author : W. Krohn,E.T. Layton Jr.,P. Weingart
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400998287
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 294
  • Language: English
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Description: The interrelations of science and technology as an object of study seem to have drawn the attention of a number of disciplines: the history of both science and technology, sociology, economics and economic history, and even the philosophy of science. The question that comes to mind is whether the phenomenon itself is new or if advances in the disciplines involved account for this novel interest, or, in fact, if both are intercon nected. When the editors set out to plan this volume, their more or less explicit conviction was that the relationship of science and technology did reveal a new configuration and that the disciplines concerned with 1tS analysis failed at least in part to deal with the change because of conceptual and methodological preconceptions. To say this does not imply a verdict on the insufficiency of one and the superiority of any other one disciplinary approach. Rather, the situation is much more complex. In economics, for example, the interest in the relationship between science and technology is deeply influenced by the theoretical problem of accounting for the factors of economic growth. The primary concern is with technology and the problem is whether the market induces technological advances or whether they induce new demands that explain the subsequent diffusion of new technologies. Science is generally considered to be an exogenous factor not directly subject to market forces and, therefore, appears to be of no interest.


Pdf ebook: Free to Make

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Summary: Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social

  • Author : Dale Dougherty
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • ISBN: 1623170753
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 707
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Description: Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it’s made, where it’s made, and who makes it. Free to Make is a call to join what Dougherty calls the “renaissance of making,” an invitation to see ourselves as creators and shapers of the world around us. As the internet thrives and world-changing technologies—like 3D printers and tiny microcontrollers—become increasingly affordable, people around the world are moving away from the passivity of one-size-fits-all consumption and command-and-control models of education and business. Free to Make explores how making revives abandoned and neglected urban areas, reinvigorates community spaces like libraries and museums, and even impacts our personal and social development—fostering a mindset that is engaged, playful, and resourceful. Free to Make asks us to imagine a world where making is an everyday occurrence in our schools, workplaces, and local communities, grounding us in the physical world and empowering us to solve the challenges we face.


Pdf ebook: A Companion to American Technology

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Summary: A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in Amer

  • Author : Carroll Pursell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470695331
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
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Description: A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in America. 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most important features of American technology, including developments in automobiles, television, and computing Analyzes the ways in which technologies are organized, such as in the engineering profession, government, medicine and agriculture Includes discussions of how technologies interact with race, gender, class, and other organizing structures in American society


Pdf ebook: Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

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Summary: From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fasci

  • Author : Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 161069094X
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 1082
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1185
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Description: From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content


Pdf ebook: A Rich and Fertile Land

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Summary: The small ears of corn once grown by Native Americans have now become row upon row of cornflakes on supermarket shelves. The immense seas of grass and herd

  • Author : Bruce Kraig
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1780238827
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: The small ears of corn once grown by Native Americans have now become row upon row of cornflakes on supermarket shelves. The immense seas of grass and herds of animals that supported indigenous people have turned into industrial agricultural operations with regular rows of soybeans, corn, and wheat that feed the world. But how did this happen and why? In A Rich and Fertile Land, Bruce Kraig investigates the history of food in America, uncovering where it comes from and how it has changed over time. From the first Native Americans to modern industrial farmers, Kraig takes us on a journey to reveal how people have shaped the North American continent and its climate based on the foods they craved and the crops and animals that they raised. He analyzes the ideas that Americans have about themselves and the world around them, and how these ideas have been shaped by interactions with their environments. He details the impact of technical innovation and industrialization, which have in turn created modern American food systems. Drawing upon recent evidence from the fields of science, archaeology, and technology, A Rich and Fertile Land is a unique and valuable history of the geography, climate, and food of the United States.


Pdf ebook: Strangers on Familiar Soil

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Summary: This groundbreaking history explores the many unrecognized, enduring linkages between the state of California and the country of Chile. The book begins in

  • Author : Edward Dallam Melillo
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300216483
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1898
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Description: This groundbreaking history explores the many unrecognized, enduring linkages between the state of California and the country of Chile. The book begins in 1786, when a French expedition brought the potato from Chile to California, and it concludes with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet’s diplomatic visit to the Golden State in 2008. During the intervening centuries, new crops, foods, fertilizers, mining technologies, laborers, and ideas from Chile radically altered California's development. In turn, Californian systems of servitude, exotic species, educational programs, and capitalist development strategies dramatically shaped Chilean history. Edward Dallam Melillo develops a new set of historical perspectives—tracing eastward-moving trends in U.S. history, uncovering South American influences on North America’s development, and reframing the Western Hemisphere from a Pacific vantage point. His innovative approach yields transnational insights and recovers long-forgotten connections between the peoples and ecosystems of Chile and California.


Pdf ebook: The Texture of Industry

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Summary: While historians have given ample attention to stories of entrepreneurship, invention, and labor conflict, they have told us little about actual work-place

  • Author : Robert B. Gordon,Patrick M. Malone
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780195354829
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 978
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Description: While historians have given ample attention to stories of entrepreneurship, invention, and labor conflict, they have told us little about actual work-places and how people worked. Workers seldom wrote about their daily employment. However, they did leave behind their tools, products, shops, and factories as well as the surrounding industrial landscapes and communities. In this book, Gordon and Malone look at the industrialization of North America from the perspective of the industrial archaeologist. Using material evidence from such varied sites as Indian steatite quarries, automobile plants, and coal mines, they examine manufacturing technology, transportation systems, and the effects of industrialization on the land. Their research greatly expands our understanding of industry and focuses attention on the contributions of anonymous artisans whose skills shaped our industrial heritage.


Pdf ebook: Engineers

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Summary: Engineers have always had a huge influence on the way we live and how our world looks. They create lasting solutions to the biggest challenges, and constru

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1465406824
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
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Description: Engineers have always had a huge influence on the way we live and how our world looks. They create lasting solutions to the biggest challenges, and construct iconic and incredible buildings that have literally stood the test of time. Engineers tells their story, from the men who built the Great Pyramid in Egypt to the pioneers of space travel. Often many different minds worked together or built on the work of previous generations to achieve a working version of a great idea: Engineers explores this progression of ideas, from initial concept to prototype and finished design. The great achievements of engineers go hand in hand with the world's greatest structures, such as aqueducts, monuments, bridges, and dams. These works are shown in detail and highlighted with beautiful illustrations, photographs, and technical drawings.


Pdf ebook: Six Thousand Years of Bread

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Summary: Yeast, water, flour, and heat. How could this simple mixture have been the cause of war and plague, celebration and victory supernatural vision and more? I

  • Author : H. E. Jacob
  • Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787201279
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Number of Pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1635
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Description: Yeast, water, flour, and heat. How could this simple mixture have been the cause of war and plague, celebration and victory supernatural vision and more? In this remarkable and all-encompassing volume, H. E. Jacob takes us through six thousand dynamic years of bread’s role in politics, religion, technology, and beyond. Who were the first bakers? Why were bakers distrusted during the Middle Ages? How did bread cause Napoleon’s defeat? Why were people buried with bread? SIX THOUSAND YEARS OF BREAD has the answers. Jacob follows the story from its beginning in ancient Egypt and continues through to modern times. The poignant and inspiring conclusion of the book relays the author’s experiences in a Nazi concentration camp, subsisting on bread made of sawdust.


Pdf ebook: The Philadelawareans, and Other Essays Relating to Delaware

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Summary: This volume presents a varied sampling of the author's writings from the past sixty years, along with some previously unpublished materials. It begins with

  • Author : John Andrew Munroe
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874138726
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 305
  • Language: English
  • Views: 897
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Description: This volume presents a varied sampling of the author's writings from the past sixty years, along with some previously unpublished materials. It begins with a long prologue that the author calls a literary autobiography, and this story is continued and amplified in introductory notes that accompany each of the following items. the relationship between Delaware and the city of Philadelphia. This theme reappears in many guises in the background of other items as, for example, in a summary of New Castle's history, in an investigation of an experiment in nonresident representation in Congress, and in explanation of the unique importance of an early Wilmington collector of customs. In the last essay, previously unpublished, the relationship is personalized in a reminiscence contributing to the autobiographical theme with which the book began. at the University of Delaware.


Pdf ebook: First Entrepreneur

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  • Author : Edward G. Lengel,G Lengel
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • ISBN: 0306823489
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1939
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Pdf ebook: The Making of the Populist Movement

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Summary: When it comes to explaining the origins of electoral populism in the United States, we often look to the characteristics and conditions of voters, overlook

  • Author : Adam Slez
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190090510
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1088
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Description: When it comes to explaining the origins of electoral populism in the United States, we often look to the characteristics and conditions of voters, overlooking the reasons why populist candidates emerge in the first place. In The Making of the Populist Movement, Adam Slez argues that the rise of electoral populism in the American West was a strategic response to a political environment in which the configuration of positions was literally locked in place, precluding the success of new contenders or otherwise marginal competitors. Combining traditional forms of historical inquiry with innovations in network analysis and spatial statistics, he shows how the expansion of state and market drove the push for market regulation in southern Dakota, where an insurgent farmers' movement looked to third-party alternatives as a means of affecting change. In the context of western settlement, the struggle for political power was synonymous with the struggle for position in an emerging urban hierarchy. As inequities in the spatial distribution of resources became more pronounced, appeals to agrarian populism became a powerful political tool with which to wage partisan war. Offering a fresh take on the origins of electoral populism in the United States, The Making of the Populist Movement contributes to our understanding of political action by explicitly linking the evolution of the political field to the transformation of physical space through concerted action on the part of elites.