Exploding Steamboats, Senate Debates, and Technical Reports: The Convergence of Technology, Politics, and Rhetoric in the Steamboat Bill of 1838 (Baywood's Technical Communications) (Paperback)

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Exploding Steamboats, Senate Debates, and Technical Reports: The Convergence of Technology, Politics, and Rhetoric in the Steamboat Bill of 1838 (Baywood's Technical Communications) (Paperback)

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By 1838, over two thousand Americans had been killed and many hundreds injured by exploding steam engines on steamboats. After calls for a solution in two State of the Union addresses, a Senate Select Committee met to consider an investigative report from the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, the first federally funded investigation into a technical.
Product Details ISBN: 9780415404112
ISBN-10: 0415404118
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: January 21st, 2019
Pages: 158
Language: English
Series: Baywood's Technical Communications