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The machine in the garden : technology and the pastoral ideal in America

Author: Leo Marx
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1964.
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For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define--and continues to give depth to--the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Marx, Leo, 1919-
Machine in the garden.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1964
(OCoLC)557784421
Online version:
Marx, Leo, 1919-
Machine in the garden.
New York, Oxford University Press, 1964
(OCoLC)609948237
Named Person: Ralph Waldo Emerson; Henry David Thoreau; Herman Melville; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Herman Melville; Henry David Thoreau
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leo Marx
ISBN: 0195007387 9780195007381
OCLC Number: 419263
Description: 392 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Sleepy Hollow, 1844 --
Shakespeare's American fable --
The garden --
The machine --
Two kingdoms of force --
Epilogue: The garden of ashes.
Responsibility: Leo Marx.

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For over four decades, Leo Marx's work has focused on the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. His research helped to define--and continues to give depth to--the area of American studies concerned with the links between scientific and technological advances, and the way society and culture both determine these links. The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the "pastoral" and "progressive" ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society.

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