The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York:: A History by Polly GuerinThe General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York:: A History by Polly Guerin

The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York:: A History

byPolly Guerin

Paperback | April 13, 2015

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The skilled craftsmen of New York founded The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in 1785, and the organization's history is aligned with the city's physical and cultural development. In 1820, The Society founded its library. It began a lecture series in 1837 and opened the Mechanics Institute in 1858 to provide free education in the trades. Prominent New York members included Andrew Carnegie, Peter Cooper, Abram S. Hewitt and Duncan Phyfe. The Society's educational programs continue to improve the lives of New Yorkers while fostering an innovative and inventive spirit. Historian Polly Guérin presents the distinguished history of this essential New York institution.
Title:The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York:: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:April 13, 2015Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626194769

ISBN - 13:9781626194762

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