Barton C. Hacker's Astride Two Worlds: Technology and the American Civil War PDF

By Barton C. Hacker

by way of the center of the 19th century, industrialization and military-technological innovation have been commencing to modify enormously the nature and stipulations of conflict because it were carried out for hundreds of years. taking place in the middle of those far-reaching alterations, the yank Civil battle can justly be categorized either the final nice preindustrial conflict and the 1st significant battle of the commercial age. business capability attained new degrees of army importance as transportation more desirable, yet during this, as in lots of different respects, the Civil warfare used to be pretty 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 a number of the factors and effects of technological swap for the direction and end result of the yankee Civil War.

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