The Retrieval of a Legacy: Nineteenth-Century American Women Inventors

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THE RETRIEVAL OF A LEGACY
Nineteenth-Century American Women Inventors

Denise E. Pilato

PRAEGER

Westport, Connecticut London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Notes xvi
  • 1 - The U.S. Patent System: A Framework of Legal Barriers 1
  • Notes 21
  • 2 - Out of the Revolution: Seeds of Independent Invention 29
  • Notes 48
  • 3 - Jacksonian Democracy: Yankee Ingenuity and the Self-Made Woman? 53
  • Notes 72
  • 4 - The Civil War: Impetus to Inventing Women 79
  • Notes 101
  • 5 - National Reconstruction Versus Gender Construction 107
  • Notes 133
  • 6 - American Progress: Celebrated or Relegated? 141
  • Notes 167
  • Conclusion 173
  • Notes 175
  • Selected Bibliography 177
  • Index 195
  • About the Author 201
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