Mon, Jun 14 | Zoom Event

From Guns to Gramophones: Civil War and the Technology That Shaped America

Carrie Brown explains how technological development during and after the Civil War have shaped America. Although an RSVP is not required to attend, your response does allow us to send you an event reminder and any other important updates.
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From Guns to Gramophones: Civil War and the Technology That Shaped America

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Jun 14, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
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From Guns to Gramophones: Civil War and the Technology That Shaped America

With Carrie Brown, Author and Historian

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During the Civil War, northern industry produced a million and a half rifles, along with tens of thousands of pistols and carbines. How did the North produce all of those weapons? The answer lies in new machinery and methods for producing guns with interchangeable parts. In the period from 1870 to 1910 new factory technology and new print media fueled the development of mass consumerism. While this program tells a broad, national story, it focuses on the critical and somewhat surprising role of Vermont and New Hampshire in producing industrial technology that won the war and changed American life.

Carrie Brown, of Enfield, NH, holds a Ph.D. in American Literature and Folklore from the University of Virginia. She is an independent scholar who also works as a freelance history curator for museums in New England. She has curated two exhibitions on the Civil War for the American Precision Museum, as well as exhibitions on the history of aviation, the early years of the automobile, and the bicycle. The author of two books and many articles and exhibit catalogs, Brown delights in finding connections between changing technology and the evolution of popular culture.

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