American 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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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).