Keeping Watch: A History of American Time by Michael O'Malley

Keeping Watch: A History of American Time

Michael O'Malley

404 pages first pub 1990 (editions)

nonfiction history informative medium-paced


Focusing on 1820 to 1920, "Keeping Watch" details the far-reaching changes in American society during the transition from natural to mechanical sources of time--from farmers' almanacs and religious formulations of time, to regional time zones, syn...

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