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airport

airport  

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The paradox of airport architecture is that for most of the 20th century this most modern of building types proved an unsatisfactory medium for architectural Modernism, or indeed for almost ...
Albert Kahn

Albert Kahn  

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(1869–1942).German-born American architect. He founded (1902) the most prolific architectural practice of its time in the USA with his brothers Julius (1874–1942) and Moritz (1881–c. 1939). Their ...
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton  

(c. 1757–1804)US Federalist politician. He served under George Washington as First Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) and established the US central banking system. Hamilton was a prime mover behind ...
American System of Manufactures

American System of Manufactures  

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(19th century)The American System of Manufactures came to international attention at the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, London, of 1851, and reflected the rapid strides in ...
building types

building types  

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A phrase used to describe a conventional system of classification in which buildings are categorized according to their function. Functional typologies are linguistic—they depend on the use of such ...
business

business  

1 All forms of industrial and commercial profit-seeking activity. The business cycle refers to fluctuations in the aggregate level of economic activity, and the Business Expansion Scheme in the UK ...
Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage  

(1792–1871)British mathematician and inventor of mechanical calculators. His ‘analytical engine’ was designed to perform mathematical operations mechanically using a number of features essential in ...
chemical Industry

chemical Industry  

The most significant concentration of chemical manufacturing activity in Ireland during the 18th and 19th centuries was oriented towards supplying the linen industry with chemicals for finishing and ...
Dams and Hydraulic Engineering.

Dams and Hydraulic Engineering.  

In colonial America, small streams powered rural grist mills and sawmills. In the early nineteenth century, entrepreneurs built factories powered by the flow of large rivers; the Lowell mills in ...
Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster  

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(1782–1852)American statesman and orator, born in New Hampshire. He rose to great eminence in the law courts, the American House of Representatives and Senate, and in public speeches, when ...
Domestic Industry

Domestic Industry  

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A simple but limited definition is a system of industrial organization that existed before the Industrial Revolution and the factory. A wide range of consumer goods was manufactured in the ...
domestic Labor.

domestic Labor.  

Since the Colonial Era, domestic labor has been a significant contributor to economic production and development in America. While domestic labor encompasses a wide range of market and nonmarket ...
Economic Regulation.

Economic Regulation.  

The objectives of economic regulation are usually mixed: to achieve an appropriate balance between efficiency and equity, to steer acquisitive human urges into productive channels, and to strike ...
education in the industrial age

education in the industrial age  

Canada's transition to an industrial society was in full swing by the first decade of the 20th century, and Canadians greeted this development with both enthusiasm and concern. They cherished ...
electricity

electricity  

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Any effect resulting from the existence of stationary or moving electric charges.
Eli Whitney

Eli Whitney  

(1765–1825), inventor and arms manufacturer.Born in Westboro, Massachusetts, the eldest son of farmer Eli Whitney and Elizabeth Fay Whitney, Eli Whitney demonstrated mechanical talent earlier than ...
Era of the Early Republic

Era of the Early Republic  

(1789–1828).Elections for the new federal government established by the Constitution were held in the winter of 1788–1789. Supporters of the Constitution, calling themselves Federalists, won control ...
Illumination.

Illumination.  

Although lighting might appear a necessity, the perception of needs has changed radically since the Colonial Era, when the expense of illumination restricted it to domestic use, and night and ...
Industrial Diseases and Hazards.

Industrial Diseases and Hazards.  

America's rise to industrial supremacy came at great human cost. Throughout the technological revolution that unfolded between the 1820s and World War I, mechanization and the harnessing of steam and ...
industrial hygiene

industrial hygiene  

The art and science devoted to recognition, evaluation, and control of the environmental factors and stresses that occur in or are related to the workplace and working conditions that may cause ...

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