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scientists and swindlers Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology merritt roe smith, series editor the johns hopkins university press Baltimore SCIENTISTS & SWINDLERS consulting on coal and oil in america, 1820–1890  Paul Lucier © 2008 The Johns Hopkins University Press All rights reserved. Published 2008 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 The Johns Hopkins University Press 2715 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lucier, Paul, 1962– Scientists and swindlers : consulting on coal and oil in America, 1820–1890 / Paul Lucier. p. cm. — (Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology) Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn-13: 978-0-8018-9003-1 (hardcover : alk. paper) isbn-10: 0-8018-9003-9 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Science and industry—Moral and ethical aspects—United States— History—19th century. 2. Petroleum industry and trade—United States —History—19th century. 3. Petroleum industry and trade—Canada— History—19th century. 4. Coal trade—United States—History—19th century. 5. Coal trade—Canada—History—19th century. 6. Science and law—United States—History—19th century. I. Title. q127.u6l83 2008 509.7309034—dc22 2008006551 A catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. Special discounts are available for bulk purchases of this book. For more information, please contact Special Sales at 410-516-6936 or The Johns Hopkins University Press uses environmentally friendly book materials, including recycled text paper that is composed of at least 30 percent post-consumer waste, whenever possible. All of our book papers are acid-free, and our jackets and covers are printed on paper with recycled content. For Oliver and Rosalind This page intentionally left blank ...


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