Ingenious Yankees: The Rise of the American System of Manufactures in the Private Sector, by Donald R. Hoke. 1985/2007. Paperback. 345 pages.
Ingenious Yankees won the 1985 Nevins Prize offered by the Economic History Association for the year’s best Ph.D. Dissertation. The book details the rise of American manufacturing prowess in the 19th century with four highly detailed case studies: Wooden Movement Clocks, Axes, Typewriters, and Watches.
The paperback edition appeared in 2007 when Donald Hoke delivered the James Arthur Lecture at the Ward Francillon Time Symposium at the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors Seminar in Pennsylvania.