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Comment on McNown on Canals by longcao00

Thank you for doing a great job at summarizing this article for us Jacob. Your summary, I feel is very helpful because you picked important topics to summarize, for example, when you are talking about the barge canals in your second paragraph (e.g. wha…

Comment on Textiles and Steam Engines by longcao00

Thank you for summarizing this article for everyone. I felt that you could have been more descriptive about certain things in the summary, for example, in your last paragraph you said that the Newcomen engine was not very efficient and economical. What…

Fisk-Arkwright-1998

Frisk starts off the article by telling us that Richard Arkwright is usually credited with revolutionizing the technical basis of cotton production between 1768 and 1792, turning it from a cottage industry to a worldwide proportion. Arkwright was also called the “founding father of the Industrial Revolution” and “father of the factory system” because he…

Hodgett Medieval Mining

In this article, Hodgett explains what medieval mining and metallurgical was like throughout the middle ages and how it impacted society as a whole. After the Roman period was over, many mines were abandoned and metal production was at its lowest point ever in history. The only metals that seem to not have been affected…

Comment on Summary of Jon Guttman’s “Stirrup and Lance” by longcao00

Thank you for summarizing the article, I enjoyed your last paragraph that talked about some of the lance’s development and evolution. To list another advantage of the stirrup, since the stirrup allowed the rider to use his feet to control the horse that allowed for the rider to adopt a stance that focuses all the energy of the charge into a single point (e.g. the tip of his lance) making it more effective in battle. I also find it funny that the stirrup was invented for combat, yet people today use the stirrup for non-violent reasons.

Kusimba Origin of Money

This article by Chapurukha Kusimba talks about when and why people started using money. People didn’t always pay for things with coins and paper bills like they do today, but instead they made deals with each other by giving the other party an item they wanted. One example of this is back in the Upper…