Charles Dew's unsurpassed Ironmaker to the Confederacy tells the story of the South's premier ironworks and its intrepid owner, Joseph Reid Anderson. Dew masterfully describes Tredegar's struggle to supply the Confederate nation with the weapons of war and is a seminal study of southern manufacturing and industrial slavery. Reviewers of the first edition praised its graceful style and excellent design, features that have mad it a valuable and much-sought-after title. The revised edition includes a new preface by the author, additional illustrations, and redesigned maps of the ironworks based on new site research and archaeology.
Charles B. Dew