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Reviews

"Traditional business history at its best, essential reading for anyone interested in the history of efficiency, technology, and work in the United States."

"Enhances our understanding of the shift away from a more romantic nineteenth-century artisanal world to the rational, machine- and factory-based, mass production of the twentieth century."

"This interdisciplinary study aptly illustrates how buildings are much more than silent historical witnesses; they are in fact central, active components within the process of social change."

"An important addition to the literature of industrial development."

"The Rational Factory is a substantial contribution to the history of industrial engineering and industrial architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries."