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The Iron Men

The Workers Who Created the New Iron Age

Anthony Burton

By the early 19th century a second Iron Age had begun, with ships, bridges, trains and industrial machinery being constructed from the newly popular metal. Burton explains the innovations in manufacturing processes that enabled so many advances in technologies using iron and steel, but also focuses on the human cost of this progress, which brought new risks of deadly accident for the workers and ruined the lungs of Sheffield’s knife grinders.
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  • Publisher: History Press
  • Year: 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 230x155mm
  • ISBN: 9780750959551
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.3kg
Product code:
501216
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