Civilizing the Machine
Technology and Republican Values in America, 1776-1900
By (author) John F Kasson
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Civilizing the Machine by John F Kasson
Book DescriptionA major theme of American history has always been the desire to achieve a genuinely republican way of life that values liberty, order, and virtue. In" Civilizing the Machine," John F. Kasson asks how new technologies have affected this drive for a republican civilization-and the question is as vital now as ever. "Civilizing the Machine" was an innovative and compelling work when it first appeared two decades ago: Kasson's analysis of the technical developments in transportation, communication, and manufacture from the Revolution to the of the nineteenth century showed how technologies were dealt with in sources as diverse as the debates of Hamilton and Jefferson; the factories of Lowell, Massachusetts; the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson; the prints of Currier & Ives; and the utopian and dystopian novels of Howells and Twain. His profound, wide-ranging inquiry into this central issue in American history is now available again with a new Introduction by the author.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780809016204
Paperback / softback
(205mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Hill & Wang
Publisher: Hill & Wang
Publish Date: 17-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John F Kasson
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Author Biography - John F Kasson
John F. Kasson, who teaches history and American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the author of "Houdini, Tarzan and the Perfect Man, Amusing the Million, Rudeness and Civility," and "Civilizing the Machine."
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