Popular Technology; or, Professions and Trades

c. 1841

Author: Edward Hazen 

Written for the use of schools and families, as well as for miscellaneous readers. The author concisely writes a series of articles to embrace a variety of subjects related to professions and trades. In the 1840s, Seward as governor was concerned with the lack of books in New York State schools. Seward surveyed public school libraries in the New York City area and compiled a list of topics he thought kids should read about. This book is included in the set of topics sent to every school in New York state to be used as the state's first School District Library.