A Companion to American Technology
Edited by Carroll W. Pursell
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Companion to American Technology by Carroll W. Pursell
Book DescriptionA Companion to American Technology is a groundbreaking collection of original essays that analyze the hard-to-define phenomenon of "technology" in America. 22 original essays by expert scholars cover the most important features of American technology, including developments in automobiles, television, and computing Analyzes the ways in which technologies are organized, such as in the engineering profession, government, medicine and agriculture Includes discussions of how technologies interact with race, gender, class, and other organizing structures in American society
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405179942
(248mm x 178mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-May-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carroll W. Pursell
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)
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.
American Technology, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Carroll W. Pursell
This volume offers a collection of ten key essays selected from contemporary historical scholarship with coverage ranging from the the colonial period to the modern day. The essays add up to an exploration of major technological themes in American history.
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Author Biography - Carroll W. Pursell
Carroll Pursell is Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Case Western Reserve University, and Adjunct professor of Modern History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is the author of White Heat: People and Technology (1994) and The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology (2nd edition, 2007), and the editor of Technology in America: A History of Individuals and Ideas (2nd edition, 1990) and American Technology (Blackwell, 2000).
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