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Industry Technology: Antebellum Tennessee
by R. Bruce Council
contributions by Nicholas Honerkamp and M. Elizabeth Will
University of Tennessee Press, 1992
Cloth: 978-0-87049-743-8 | Paper: 978-0-87049-744-5

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Contents 
    • PREFACE
    • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    • CHAPTER 1. 
    • ARCHAEOLOGY AND INDUSTRIAL SITES
      • Industrial Archaeology: A New Subfield
      • The Production and Use of Iron: Beginnings
      • Industrial Archaeology and the Bluff Furnace Site
    • CHAPTER 2. 
    • BLAST-FURNACE TECHNOLOGY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
      • The Raw Materials: Iron Ore, Fuels, and Fluxes
      • The Blast Furnace
      • The Smelting Process
      • Blast-Furnace Operations
      • The Industrial Milieu
    • CHAPTER 3. 
    • BLUFF FURNACE AND THE EAST TENNESSEE IRON MANUFACTURING COMPANY
      • Antebellum Ironworks of Tennessee
      • The East Tennessee Iron Manufacturing Company
      • The Etna Mines on Raccoon Mountain
      • From Charcoal to Coke
      • The Turning Point: November 1860
      • Confederate Iron
      • Reconstruction and Beyond
      • The Archaeological Transformation
    • CHAPTER 4. 
    • THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF BLUFF FURNACE
      • Research Design
      • Methodology
      • The Charging Deck
      • The Steam-Boiler Area
      • The Casting Shed
      • The Furnace Base
      • The Slag Pile
    • CHAPTER 5. 
    • BLUFF FURNACE ARTIFACTS
      • Sampling and Blast-Furnace Archaeology
      • The Artifacts of Industrial Sites
      • The Chemical Analyses
      • Summary
    • CHAPTER 6. 
    • BLUFF FURNACE AT CHATTANOOGA: A RETROSPECTIVE
      • Success or Failure?
      • Chattanooga's Postwar Iron Industry
      • Antebellum Industrialization in the South
      • Bluff Furnace: Past, Present and Future
    • EPILOGUE
    • APPENDICES
    • NOTES
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY
    • INDEX
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