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The Smoke of Industry Hovering as a Blessing Over the Village: The Study of a Landscape of Control in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Author(s): Jonathan R. Libbon

Year: 2015

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The city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, rapidly industrialized throughout the 1860s and 1870s. The close proximity to the region’s natural resources and major east coast markets placed Harrisburg at the forefront of the American industrial revolution in the late nineteenth century. The Harrisburg Nail Works represented one of the largest industrial complexes in the Harrisburg region during this time. The owners of the Harrisburg Nail Works designed a factory system that stressed surveillance and control, and dramatically altered the surrounding landscape to extend the surveillance and control outside of the factory grounds. Understanding how the owners of the Harrisburg Nail Works changed the landscape from space into place can provide insight into overt and covert forms of control utilized by management. It can also be a starting point to understand the response of the community and the individual to these forms of control and the larger process of industrialization.


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The Smoke of Industry Hovering as a Blessing Over the Village: The Study of a Landscape of Control in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.. Jonathan R. Libbon. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434041)


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Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 414

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America