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The Resource Engineering victory : how technology won the Civil War, Thomas F. Army, Jr

Engineering victory : how technology won the Civil War, Thomas F. Army, Jr

Label
Engineering victory : how technology won the Civil War
Title
Engineering victory
Title remainder
how technology won the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Thomas F. Army, Jr
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Engineering Victory brings a fresh approach to the question of why the North prevailed in the Civil War. Historian Thomas F. Army, Jr., identifies strength in engineering--not superior military strategy or industrial advantage--as the critical determining factor in the war's outcome. Army finds that Union soldiers were able to apply scientific ingenuity and innovation to complex problems in a way that Confederate soldiers simply could not match. Skilled Free State engineers who were trained during the antebellum period benefited from basic educational reforms, the spread of informal educational practices, and a culture that encouraged learning and innovation. During the war, their rapid construction and repair of roads, railways, and bridges allowed Northern troops to pass quickly through the forbidding terrain of the South as retreating and maneuvering Confederates struggles to cut supply lines and stop the Yankees from pressing any advantage. By presenting detailed case studies from both theaters of the war, Army clearly demonstrates how the soldiers' education, training, and talents spelled the difference between success and failure, victory and defeat. He also reveals a massive logistical operation as critical in determining the war's outcome. -- Inside jacket flap
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Army, Thomas F.
Dewey number
973.7/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.A67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military campaigns
  • Technology
  • United States
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Technologie
  • USA
Label
Engineering victory : how technology won the Civil War, Thomas F. Army, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: masters and mechanics -- Part I. The education and management gap: schooling, business, and culture in mid-nineteenth century America -- Common school reform and science education -- Mechanics' institutes and agricultural fairs: transmitting knowledge and information in antebellum America -- Building the railroads: early development of the modern management system -- Part II. Skills go to war -- Wanted: volunteer engineers -- Early successes and failures: Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, Island No. 10, and Middle Tennessee -- McClellan tests his engineers: the Peninsula Campaign, 1862 -- Thomas Scott, Daniel McCallum, Herman Haupt, and the birth of the United States Military Railroad -- Summer-Fall 1862: Maryland, Kentucky, and Tennessee -- Part III. Applied engineering -- Vicksburg -- Gettysburg -- Chattanooga -- The Red River and Petersburg -- Atlanta and the Carolina Campaign -- Conclusion: know-how triumphant
Control code
ocn921926584
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9781421419374
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015026992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026013257
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421419374
  • (OCoLC)921926584
Label
Engineering victory : how technology won the Civil War, Thomas F. Army, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: masters and mechanics -- Part I. The education and management gap: schooling, business, and culture in mid-nineteenth century America -- Common school reform and science education -- Mechanics' institutes and agricultural fairs: transmitting knowledge and information in antebellum America -- Building the railroads: early development of the modern management system -- Part II. Skills go to war -- Wanted: volunteer engineers -- Early successes and failures: Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, Island No. 10, and Middle Tennessee -- McClellan tests his engineers: the Peninsula Campaign, 1862 -- Thomas Scott, Daniel McCallum, Herman Haupt, and the birth of the United States Military Railroad -- Summer-Fall 1862: Maryland, Kentucky, and Tennessee -- Part III. Applied engineering -- Vicksburg -- Gettysburg -- Chattanooga -- The Red River and Petersburg -- Atlanta and the Carolina Campaign -- Conclusion: know-how triumphant
Control code
ocn921926584
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 369 pages
Isbn
9781421419374
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015026992
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026013257
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781421419374
  • (OCoLC)921926584

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