Edited by Carroll W. Pursell
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American Technology by Carroll W. Pursell
Book DescriptionAmerican Technology is a collection of ten key essays selected from the latest historical scholarship. The coverage ranges from the colonial period to the modern day with the essays exploring major technological themes including agricultural tool ownership, working environments, the engineering profession, and the intersection of race and gender in technology debates.Each chapter contains an introduction by the editor, a major article, and supporting primary documents that provide vivid images and testimony from the historical events covered in the articles. Also included are a general opening essay on the field by the editor, and further reading lists, making this an ideal resource for students of the social and cultural history of American technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631219965
(236mm x 163mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carroll W. Pursell
Companion to American Technology, Paperback (May 2008)
A Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of "technology" in America.
Technology in Postwar America, Hardback (June 2007)
Tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. This book links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on everything from television, automobiles, and genetically engineered crops to contraceptives, Tupperware, and the Veg-O-Matic.
Machine in America, Paperback (March 2007)
In the second edition of The Machine in America, Pursell brings this classic history up to date with a revised chapter on war technology and new discussions on information technology, globalization, and the environment.
Hammer in Their Hands, Paperback (September 2006)» View all books by Carroll W. Pursell
Newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements for runaway slaves, letters, folklore, legal patents, protest pamphlets, and other primary sources document the technological achievements of African-Americans from colonial times to the present.
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Author Biography - Carroll W. Pursell
Carroll Pursell is Adeline Barry Davee Professor and Chair of the History Department at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of White Heat: People and Technology (1994) and The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology (1995), and the editor of Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas (second edition, 1990).
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