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

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 prerequisites of battle because it have been carried out for hundreds of years. happening in the middle of those far-reaching alterations, the yankee Civil warfare can justly be classified either the final nice preindustrial battle and the 1st significant struggle of the economic age. commercial capability attained new degrees of army importance as transportation enhanced, yet during this, as in lots of different respects, the Civil battle was once notably 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 results of technological switch for the path and final result of the yank Civil War.

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