Exploding Steamboats, Senate Debates, And Technical Reports (eBook)
The Convergence Of Technology, Politics, And Rhetoric In The Steamboat Bill Of 1838
de R. John Brockmann
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By 1838, over two thousand Americans had been killed and many hundreds injured by exploding steam engines on steamboats. After calls for a solution in two State of the Union addresses, a Senate Select Committee met to consider an investigative report from the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, the first federally funded investigation into a technical.