Books available for review

The Metalworkers: Robert Poole, His Ironworks, and Technology in 19th-Century America by Steven C. SwettJump to: Information for Reviewers | Information for Publishers | Upcoming Reviews

Books available for review in IA (last updated 21 Jan. 2024)


Kahn, Matthew E. and Mac McComas, Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021). 153 pp., softcover.
Montoya Mar, Francisco, Arqueología en la fábrica de dulces La Esperanza (Zacatecas, Mex.: Universidad Autonóma de Zacatecas, 2019). 193 pp., paperbound. [in Spanish]
The 1722 Waggonway Heritage Group, The Work Journals of William Dickson, Wright at Cockenzie, 1717-1745 (Scottish Record Society and Tanner Ritchie, 2022), 320pp. ISBN 978-0902054738
Christopher A. Whatley and Joanna Hambly (eds.), Salt: Scotland’s Newest Oldest Industry (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2023), 210 pp. ISBN 978-1910900970.
Chris How, Historic French Nails & Fittings, 2nd ed. (TATHS, 2022. 187 pp. ISBN: 978-0-947673-28-4.


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