Professor Emeritus of American Studies


Patrick Malone is an industrial archaeologist and historian of technology. He has both an undergraduate engineering degree and a Ph.D. in history. He is Professor of American Civilization and Urban Studies and Director of the Urban Studies Program. His primary interests are the urban built environment and the history of industrial communities. He also does a great deal of work in public humanities, focusing on museum interpretation, park development, and the recording of engineering structures. Much of his work examines American rivers and hydraulic engineering. His co-authored book, "The Texture of Industry," received awards from the American Institute of Architects and "Choice". His present research interests include waterpower in Lowell, MA, and the history of manufacturing at Springfield Armory.

Selected Publications:

Editor of and contributor to Green Engineering: Parks and Promenades in the Industrial Community, a Special Theme Issue of IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, Vol. 24, No. 1 (1998).

The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America, with Robert B. Gordon. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994. Book Won 1994 AIA International Book Award. Paperback edition published in 1996.

The Skulking Way of War: Technology and Tactics Among the New England Indians. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. Originally published by Madison Books, Lanham, MD, in 1991. Madison Paperback edition, 2000.

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