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The Resource Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States, Edward G. Gray

Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States, Edward G. Gray

Label
Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States
Title
Tom Paine's iron bridge
Title remainder
building a United States
Statement of responsibility
Edward G. Gray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Paine's grand political vision for the United States. Thomas Jefferson praised Tom Paine as the greatest political writer of the age. The author of 'Common Sense' and Rights of Man, Paine helped make revolutions in America and France. But beyond his inspiring calls to action, Paine harbored a deeper political vision for his adopted country. It was embodied in an architectural project that he spent decades planning: an iron bridge to span the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. The bridge was Paine's answer to the political puzzle of the new nation: how to sustain a republic as large and geographically fragmented as the United States. Among its patrons were other giants of the time, including Benjamin Franklin and Edmund Burke, Paine's ideological opponent. Set against the background of the American Revolution, the story of his iron bridge reveals a new Tom Paine and connects this revolutionary to the vast program of internal improvements that soon transformed America"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Edward G.
Dewey number
  • 320.51092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JC178.V5
LC item number
G73 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Paine, Thomas
  • Political scientists
  • Architects
  • Revolutionaries
  • Iron and steel bridges
  • Iron and steel bridges
  • Bridges
  • Economic development
  • United States
Label
Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States, Edward G. Gray
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
Author's note: Architect, not engineer -- River city -- The hazards of competition -- Years of peril -- The trials of the republic of Pennsylvania -- The Schuylkill and its crossings -- The Schuylkill Permanent Bridge Company -- The magical iron arch -- American architect -- An architect and his patrons -- The great rupture -- The specter of Paine -- Citizen Paine -- No nation of iron bridges -- Epilogue -- A note on sources
Control code
ocn909974137
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 235 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241785
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026013176
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0017143597
  • (OCoLC)909974137
Label
Tom Paine's iron bridge : building a United States, Edward G. Gray
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
Author's note: Architect, not engineer -- River city -- The hazards of competition -- Years of peril -- The trials of the republic of Pennsylvania -- The Schuylkill and its crossings -- The Schuylkill Permanent Bridge Company -- The magical iron arch -- American architect -- An architect and his patrons -- The great rupture -- The specter of Paine -- Citizen Paine -- No nation of iron bridges -- Epilogue -- A note on sources
Control code
ocn909974137
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 235 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393241785
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015044530
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026013176
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0017143597
  • (OCoLC)909974137

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