Front cover image for Connected : how trains, genes, pineapples, piano keys, and a few disasters transformed Americans at the dawn of the Twentieth Century

Connected : how trains, genes, pineapples, piano keys, and a few disasters transformed Americans at the dawn of the Twentieth Century

Steven Cassedy (Author)
Between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, Americans underwent a dramatic transformation in self-conception: having formerly lived as individuals or members of small communities, they now found themselves living in networks, which arose out of scientific and technological innovations. There were transportation and communication networks. There was the network of the globalized marketplace, which brought into the American home exotic goods previously affordable to only a few. There was the network of standard time, which bound together all but the most rural A
Print Book, English, 2014
Stanford University Press, Stanford, California, 2014