The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

DigiCat, 2022 M09 16 - 109 páginas
In 'The American Practical Brewer and Tanner,' Joseph Coppinger provides a comprehensive guide to the intricate crafts of brewing and tanning, pivotal for both economic development and cultural significance in early American society. Employing a didactic and narrative style, Coppinger bridges the gap between technical manual and historical document, offering an extensive overview of methodologies and practices as well as their contextual relevance. As an artifact of American enterprise, it reflects the entrepreneurial spirit and domestic ethos of its time, carrying substantial historical weight beyond its instructional purpose. This special edition breathes new life into Coppinger's work, ensuring modern accessibility and preserving its status in the pantheon of craft and trade literature. In the vibrant landscape of 19th-century American literature on crafts and trades, Joseph Coppinger stands out as an authority. Coppinger was motivated by a desire to systematize knowledge and share his extensive experience in brewing and tanning, industries essential to the burgeoning American economy. His passion for educating others and his depth of practical knowledge convene in this tome, which is not only a testament to his expertise but also a useful handbook for artisans and historians alike. His dedication to the survival and transmission of these age-old practices underscores the book's continued relevance. Targeting both professionals in the field and enthusiasts of historical craftsmanship, DigiCat Publishing's republished edition of Coppinger's 'The American Practical Brewer and Tanner' is a cherished contribution to the collective understanding of past techniques. It is highly recommended for readers eager to delve into the nuts and bolts of traditional American trades or anyone intrigued by the evolving narrative of human industriousness. This meticulous edition ensures Coppinger's work remains accessible and respected in the arena of literary preservation, celebrating the practical arts through a scholarly lens.

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Joseph Coppinger was a figure of the early 19th century primarily known for his comprehensive work "The American Practical Brewer and Tanner," published in 1815. While not much is widely known about his personal life or background, Coppinger's expertise in the areas of brewing and tanning reflects a deep engagement with the practical trades and industrial arts of his time. His seminal work, which outlines intricate methodologies and recipes for brewing beer and processing leather, serves as a historical text, offering rich insight into early American industrial practices. The text itself conveys a blend of technical instruction and empirical knowledge, suggesting that Coppinger was not only a learned scholar in these fields but also an individual who valued the application of science to practical ends. His literary style is indicative of the era, characterized by a thorough and didactic tone aimed at craftsmen and entrepreneurs looking to improve the efficiency and quality of their production. Coppinger's contributions to early American craft literature are invaluable for historians and brewing enthusiasts alike, marking him as a key proponent of artisanal knowledge dissemination in post-colonial America.

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