The Steamboat: First Instrument of Imperialism
American steamship inventor Robert Fulton (1765-1815) believed he had perfected a mechanism that would allow humankind to increase its productiv...
Like many inventions, a number of people can be credited with the development of the steamboat. As early as 1690 the French inventor Denis Papin used a steam engine similar to that of Thomas...
The latter half of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th was a time of great technological advancement. New discoveries and inventions in many fields were made. Notably, advances...