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"Martello succeeds superbly in using Paul Revere as a lens to view the social, economic, and technological landscape of early America... Revere's adept transitions are matched only by Martello's adept retelling of them. Highly recommended."

"Revere sensed that he was living in a time of unprecedented opportunity, and unlike some contemporaries who returned to small shops, he moved quickly from artisan to manager, from craftsman to industrialist. As Martello demonstrates in this fascinating study, the transition was not easy."

"Martello's account of Revere's life is a welcome addition to the literature on American industry and on the founding fathers."

"Engagingly written."

"Martello's fine study is enriched by his attention to the raw materials, labor practices and customs, capital requirements, and technological dimensions that framed each of Revere's ventures."

"He provides a deft discussion of technological transfer and shows how imitation and innovation were inextricably connected."

"[An] important new study."

"[A]finely crafted book that succeeds on several levels...nuanced, and technologically thorough"

"A path-breaking, very fine work of history. Martello spells out a theory of proto-industrialization that I believe will become incorporated into the work of American economic history and fills an important space in our understanding of America's transition to industrialization."

Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn
Paul Revere and the Growth of American Enterprise
Publication Date: 1 Nov 2010
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 432 pages
Illustrations: 19 b&w illus., 14 halftones, 1 line drawing
ISBN: 9780801897580