The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology

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März 2007



From the medieval farm implements used by the first colonists to the invisible links of the Internet, the history of technology in America is a history of society as well. This title analyzes technology's impact on the lives of women and men. It also discusses the innovation of an American system of manufactures.


Carroll Pursell is professor emeritus of history at Case Western Reserve University and an adjunct professor of modern history at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is a former president of the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) and the International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC).


The Machine in America's modest preface fails to acknowledge the magnitude of the task undertaken by Carroll Pursell... This book succeeds in achieving Pursell's goals. -- Robert Martello Isis 2008 Certainly one of the best introductions to the history of American technology... Highly recommended. Choice 2008 What differentiates this book and makes it especially appealing is its coverage of agricultural and environmental topics. These subjects are often overlooked by historians of technology, and Pursell's inclusion of them represents an important step toward integrating these fields. -- Nicholas Buchanan Agricultural History 2009 The Machine in America has been enduring for multiple reasons, including its solid prose, excellent illustrations and captions, use of current themes (gender, race, class), focus on how society constructs technology, and a critical view of technology as something that historically has been used in America, all too often, to reinforce the powerful rather than help the weak. Industrial Archaeology 2008
EAN: 9780801885792
ISBN: 0801885795
Untertitel: Empfohlen von 18 bis 22 Jahren. Second. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2007
Seitenanzahl: 398 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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