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Green, Constance McLaughlin 1897-1975

Overview
Works: 91 works in 370 publications in 6 languages and 10,812 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Performer, Composer, Redactor, Contributor
Classifications: HT123, 917.53
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Most widely held works about Constance McLaughlin Green
 
Most widely held works by Constance McLaughlin Green
Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

19 editions published between 1956 and 1995 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli Whitney ranks as one of the great inventors of American history. Associated in innumerable textbooks with the cotton gin that he developed, his contribution to the development of the American economy extended far beyond this simple device. Constance McL. Green explains his impact on our history in this brief biography, one that serves both as a study of his life and of the evolution of early American industry. Whitney displayed his mechanical aptitude from an early age. Growing up in colonial Massachusetts, he preferred tinkering in his father's workshop to his various chores on the family farm. Though his family was middle class by the standards of the age, his request to go to college was nonetheless a considerable burden on the family finances, though one to which his father assented. Whitney attended Yale, which Green sees as a decision with critical consequences, as his subsequent career would be greatly aided by his fellow alumni. After his graduation in 1792, Whitney's acceptance of an tutoring position brought him to Georgia, where he made the acquaintance of the remarkable Catherine Greene, the widow of General Nathaniel Greene. It was while he was staying at her plantation that he set himself to solving one of the most perplexing problems the South faced - how to process green-seed cotton cheaply. Here the author provides a valuable context, explaining the new nation's economic straits in the aftermath of the American Revolution. With America now cut off from most British markets and with her industry undeveloped, many believed that the solution was to develop a new staple product to export. The Industrial Revolution was stimulating a growing demand for raw cotton for the new machines to weave into cloth, but the green seeds of the dominant American variety were prohibitively difficult to separate from the fibers. Eli Whitney solved this problem by building a machine the separated the seeds from the fiber easily. His new device, the cotton gin, was quickly seen as the revolutionary device it was, energizing the economy of a region that until then was bereft of a role. Filing a patent for it, he went into business with Greene's plantation manager, Phineas Miller. Their plan to gin cotton for 2/5 of the crop soon encountered hostility from numerous Southern cotton growers, however, who preferred to copy the gin and do it themselves. The subsequent legal battles dragged on for another decade, and resulted in judgements that brought in only a fraction of the money Whitney and Miller had hoped to make. Yet Whitney's efforts on the cotton gin were to lead to an even more revolutionary innovation. To produce the number of machines believed his company would need, Whitney developed a standardized production process, one which he soon sought to apply to the production of muskets. After his struggles with marketing the cotton gin, Whitney turned to musket manufacturing as an endeavor that ensured a guaranteed income through federal contracts. His promise to deliver thousands of muskets rested not on a new design of the weapon, but on the application of his "uniformity system" to their production. This, as Green notes, was Whitney's "unique contribution to American industrial development . . his execution of a carefully-thought-out system, of which every separate type of machine was a part." Such a system offset the shortage of labor plaguing the young nation, and permanently transformed both American manufacturing and the American economy. Green's book is a good examination of both the man and his legacy. Drawing upon a range of materials, it describes his inventions and his business activities in a clear and accessible manner. More than just a portrait of Whitney, it is a study of a pivotal moment in the history of the American economy and in the development of American technology, with lessons and insights that are as applicable today as they were in his age
Washington by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

34 editions published between 1962 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of urban America by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

42 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces the rise of cities in the United States from the early 17th century to the 1960's and the economic, political and social forces that have led to today's urban civilization (Publisher)
The secret city; a history of race relations in the Nation's Capital by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The efforts of Washington's Negro community to establish unity within itself, and to win recognition from white Washingtonians- and conversely, the efforts of a minority of white Washingtonians to effect an understanding with the Negroes-make this a fascinating story. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
American cities in the growth of the Nation by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

34 editions published between 1937 and 1965 in English and Spanish and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanguard : a history by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanguard: a history, this award-winning book deals with the origin, course of development, and results of the first American earth satellite project. Primarily an analysis of the scientific and technical problems in this pioneering venture in the exploration of outer space, the text also examines the organization of an undertaking bound by an inexorably fixed time limit, discusses briefly the climate of American opinion both before and after the launchings of the first Russian Sputniks, and concludes with a somewhat cursory evaluation of what the satellite program contributed to human knowledge
Holyoke, Massachusetts; a case history of the industrial revolution in America by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

19 editions published between 1939 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ordnance Department : planning munitions for war by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the planning and problems encountered in prewar and wartime research and development programs. The search for greater mobility and increased firepower is described, as well as the development of guns, rockets, and bombs
The Ordnance Department( Book )

in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Naugatuck, Connecticut by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

11 editions published between 1948 and 1999 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of women as production workers in war plants in the Connecticut Valley by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

4 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church on Lafayette Square; a history of St. John's Church, Washington, D.C., 1815-1970 by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Project Vanguard : the NASA history by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the inside story of one of the earliest successful U.S. satellites, a fascinating Cold War-era chronicle of the nation's earliest battles and triumphs in the Space Race. It recounts the origins, development, and results of Project Vanguard, a pioneering venture in the exploration of outer space. Primarily an analysis of the project's scientific and technical challenges, this volume documents onboard experiments, instrumentation, tracking systems, and test firings. It also portrays the drama of organizing an unprecedented project under the pressure of a strict time limit as well as the tempestuous climate of American opinion during the Soviet Union's Sputnik launches. The history concludes with an evaluation of the satellite program's significant contributions to scientific knowledge. Numerous historic photographs highlight the text, which is written in accessible, nontechnical language. In addition to a historic foreword by Charles A. Lindbergh, this new edition features an informative introduction by Paul Dickson. Authoritative and inexpensive, it will appeal to students and teachers of history and science as well as aviation enthusiasts
Washington : Capital City, 1879-1950 by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nhà phát minh tiè̂n phong = Pioneer inventor by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

9 editions published between 1956 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli Whitney, der levede i slutningen af 1700-tallet i USA, opfandt en maskine, der fik stor betydning i bomuldsproduktionen
Washington by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1976 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1976 in English and French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El crecimiento urbano de Estados Unidos by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington by Constance McLaughlin Green( Book )

in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington by Constance McLaughlin Green( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Eli Whitney and the birth of American technology
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Constance McLaughlin Green American historian

Constance McLaughlin Green Amerikaans historica (1897-1975)

Constance McLaughlin Green amerikansk historikar

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Constance McLaughlin Green historiadora estadounidense

Constance McLaughlin Green historienne américaine

Constance McLaughlin Green storica statunitense

Green, Constance.

Green, Constance M.

Green, Constance MacLaughlin

Green, Constance Mc Laughlin

Green, Constance McL. 1897-

Green, Constance McL. (Constance McLaughlin), 1897-

Green Constance McLaughlin

Green, Constance McLaughlin 1897-

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McLaughlin Green, Constance.

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The rise of urban AmericaProject Vanguard : the NASA history