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A companion to American technology

Author: Carroll W Pursell
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.
Series: Blackwell companions to American history, 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of "technology" in America. Taking a broadly historiographical approach, twenty-one leading scholars explore important features of American technology, including developments in automobiles, television, and computing." "Scholars of American technology, as well as students, journalists, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carroll W Pursell
ISBN: 0631228446 9780631228448
OCLC Number: 56368636
Description: x, 463 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. Beginnings. Technology in colonial North America / Robert B. Gordon --
The American industrial revolution / James C. Williams --
Part II. Sites of production. The technology of production / Carroll Pursell --
Technology and agriculture in twentieth-century America / Deborah Fitzgerald --
House and home / Gail Cooper --
The city and technology / Joel A. Tarr --
Technology and the environment / Betsy Mendelsohn --
Government and technology / Carroll Pursell --
Medicine and technology / James M. Edmonson --
Part III. Sites of contest. The North American "body-machine" complex / Chris Hables Gray --
Gender and technology / Rebecca Herzig --
Labor and technology / Arwen P. Mohun --
Part IV. Technological systems. The automotive transportation system: cars and highways in twentieth-century America / Bruce E. Seely --
Airplanes / Roger E. Bilstein --
Technology in space / Roger D. Launius --
Nuclear technology / M. Joshua Silverman --
Television / Douglas Gomery --
Computers and the internet: braiding irony, paradox, and possibility / Jeffrey R. Yost --
Part V. Producing and reading technological culture. The profession of engineering in America / Bruce Sinclair --
Popular culture and technology in the twentieth century / Molly W. Berger --
Art and technology / Henry Adams --
Critics of technology / David E. Nye.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to American history, 13.
Responsibility: edited by Carroll Pursell.
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