American Genesis A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970

ISBN-10: 0226359271
ISBN-13: 9780226359274
Edition: 2004 (Reprint)
Authors: Thomas P. Hughes
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 548
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

The story of America's technological revolution is told, not as a series of case studies, but by placing each new invention & innovation within the expanding cultural context of modern society. Hughes shows how technology & culture are closely interlinked.

Thomas P. Hughes is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Technological TorrentA Gigantic Tidal Wave of Human
IngenuityChoosing and Solving ProblemsBrain Mill for the MilitaryNo
Philanthropic Asylum for Indigent ScientistsThe System Must be FirstTaylorismus
Fordismus= Amerikanismus
The Second Discovery of AmericaTennessee Valley and Manhattan Engineer DistrictCounterculture and Momentum
Notes
Index

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