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Lewis, W. David (Walter David) 1931-

Overview
Works: 53 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 6,359 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Biographies  Guidebooks  Autobiographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: D606, 940.44973
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Most widely held works by W. David Lewis
Sloss Furnaces and the rise of the Birmingham district : an industrial epic by W. David Lewis( )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sloss Furnaces and the Rise of the Birmingham District contradicts earlier interpretations of southern industrialization by showing that Birmingham, which became a leading symbol of the New South, was in fact deeply rooted in the antebellum plantation system and its "peculiar institution," slavery. As Lewis demonstrates, southern businessmen pursued their own indigenous model of economic growth and were selective in how they imported capital, machinery, and technical expertise from outside the region. The racial crises that erupted in Birmingham during the 1960s can be traced, in part, to labor-intensive developmental strategies that were present from the birth of a city that might have become a bastion of industrial slavery if the South had won the Civil War
From Newgate to Dannemora; the rise of the penitentiary in New York, 1796-1848 by W. David Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2018 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the rise of the New York penitentiary system at a time when the United States was garnering international acclaim for its penal methods. Beginning with Newgate, an ill-fated institution built in New York City and named after the famous British prison, the author describes the development of such well-known institutions as Auburn Prison and Sing Sing, and ends with the establishment of Clinton Prison at Dannemora. In the process, he analyzes the activities and motives of such penal reformers as Thomas Eddy, the Quaker merchant who was chiefly responsible for the founding of the penitentiary system in New York; Elam Lynds, whose unsparing use of the lash made him one of the most famous wardens in American history; and Eliza W. Farnham, who attempted to base the treatment of convicts upon the pseudoscience of phrenology. The author focuses on the history of the Auburn penal system, the especially harsh and repressive regime of which was copied throughout the world in the nineteenth century
Delta : the history of an airline by W. David Lewis( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Rickenbacker : an American hero in the twentieth century by W. David Lewis( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker describing his life and career, early interest in automobile racing, war record, and experiences during the Second World War
The Southern mystique : the impact of technology on human values in a changing region( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic change in the Civil War era; proceedings by 1850-1873, and the Impact of the Civil War Conference on American Economic Institutional Change( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sponsored by the Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation. Bibliographical footnotes
Hopewell Furnace : a guide to Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pennsylvania by United States( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The airway to everywhere : a history of All American Aviation, 1937-1953 by W. David Lewis( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Airline executives and federal regulation : case studies in American enterprise from the airmail era to the dawn of the jet age( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting the flying circus by Eddie Rickenbacker( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's experiences as a fighter pilot during World War I
Rationale of crime. Marmaduke B. Sampson's "Treatise on criminal jurisprudence considered in relation to cerebral organization." by Marmaduke B Sampson( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iron and steel in America by W. David Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americanization of Edward Bok : the autobiography of a Dutch boy fifty years after by Edward William Bok( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic change in the Civil War era : proceedings of a conference on American economic institutional change, 1850-1873, and the impact of the Civil War, held March 12-14, 1964 by 1850-1873, and the Impact of the Civil War Conference on American Economic Istitutional Change( Book )

9 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopewell Furnace : a guide to Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pennsylvania( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopewell Furnace, Hopewell Village National Historic Site, Pennsylvania( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Punishment and reformation in New York, 1796-1861 : a study in prison reform by W. David Lewis( )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Americanization of Edward Bok : the autobiography of a Dutch boy fifty years after by Edward William Bok( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing God : technology and the Judeo-Christian tradition by W. David Lewis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sloss Furnaces and the rise of the Birmingham district : an industrial epic
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From Newgate to Dannemora; the rise of the penitentiary in New York, 1796-1848Eddie Rickenbacker : an American hero in the twentieth centuryAirline executives and federal regulation : case studies in American enterprise from the airmail era to the dawn of the jet ageThe Americanization of Edward Bok : the autobiography of a Dutch boy fifty years afterFrom airships to airbus : the history of civil and commercial aviation : International conference on the history of civil and commercial aviation : Papers
Alternative Names
Lewis, W. David.

Lewis, W. David 1931-

Lewis, Walter David 1931-

Lewis, Walter David, 1931-2007

Lewis Walter David born:1931 ied:2007 Lewis, W. David (Walter David), 1931-; Lewis, W. David (Walter David), 1931-2007; Lewis, W. David

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