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Companion to History of American Technology

by Carroll Pursell

  • ISBN: 9780631228448
  • ISBN10: 0631228446

Companion to History of American Technology

by Carroll Pursell

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  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Blackwell Pub
  • Publish date: 01/15/2005
  • ISBN: 9780631228448
  • ISBN10: 0631228446
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Description: Notes on Contributors vii Introduction 1 Carroll Pursell PART I BEGINNINGS 1 Technology in Colonial North America 9 Robert B. Gordon 2 The American Industrial Revolution 31 James C. Williams PART II SITES OF PRODUCTION 3 The Technology of Production 55 Carroll Pursell 4 Technology and Agriculture in Twentieth-Century America69 Deborah Fitzgerald 5 House and Home 83 Gail Cooper 6 The City and Technology 97 Joel A. Tarr 7 Technology and the Environment 113 Betsy Mendelsohn 8 Government and Technology 132 Carroll Pursell 9 Medicine and Technology 156 James M. Edmonson PART III SITES OF CONTEST 10 The North American ?Body?Machine? Complex179 Chris Hables Gray 11 Gender and Technology 199 Rebecca Herzig 12 Labor and Technology 212 Arwen P. Mohun PART IV TECHNOLOGICAL SYSTEMS 13 The Automotive Transportation System: Cars and Highways inTwentieth-Century America 233 Bruce E. Seely 14 Airplanes 255 Roger E. Bilstein 15 Technology in Space 275 Roger D. Launius 16 Nuclear Technology 298 M. Joshua Silverman 17 Television 321 Douglas Gomery 18 Computers and the Internet: Braiding Irony, Paradox, andPossibility 340 Jeffrey R. Yost PART V PRODUCING AND READING TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURE 19 The Profession of Engineering in America 363 Bruce Sinclair 20 Popular Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century385 Molly W. Berger 21 Art and Technology 406 Henry Adams 22 Critics of Technology 429 David E. Nye Index 453
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