Paul Revere: Beyond the Patriot

Happy Patriots’ Day (weekend)! Me and my team of four other classmates headed to Paul Revere’s famed 17th century wooden house in downtown Boston today and attended a book signing event by author Robert Martello, who is an associate professor of history of science and technology at Olin College.

David Martellos book cover

Martello’s book Midnight Ride, Industrial Dawn: Paul Revere and the growth of American Enterprise is the culmination of years of research that initially began as his dissertation. Martello’s book bypasses the larger-than-life patriotic image of Paul Revere and explores his phenomenal entrepreneurial side that sought to make use of the fledgling US economy after the American Revolution to push it in the direction of industrialization through his forays into copper sheet rolling, bronze casting and iron working.

Check out our coverage of the event, including that of other events this weekend, by clicking here.


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