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American Technology

ISBN-10: 0631219978
ISBN-13: 9780631219972
Edition: 2001
Authors: Carroll Pursell
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $58.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/8/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 374
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232

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.

Carroll Pursell has taught at several universities, including Case Western Reserve, from which he retired as the Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He is a former president of the Society for the History of Technology and the International Committee for the History of Technology. He currently serves as adjunct professor of modern history at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

Introduction
Introduction
"So Much Depends Upon a Red Wheelbarrow: Agricultural Tool Ownership in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic"
Document: Selections from American Colonial Wealth: Documents and Methods
Further Reading
Introduction
Dam-Breaking in the 19th-Century Merrimack Valley: Water, Social Conflict, and the Waltham-Lowell Mills
Winnipissiogee Lake Company v. Worster
Great Falls Manufacturing Company v. Worster
Further Reading
Introduction
Working Environments: An Ecological Approach to Industrial Health and Safety
Nicholas Farwell vs. The Boston and Worster Rail Road Corporation
Edison L. Bowers, Is It Safe to Work? A Study of Industrial Accidents
Edward J. Beshada et al. V. Johns-Manville Products Corporation
Further Reading
Introduction
Socially Camouflaged Technologies: The Case of the Electromechanical Vibrator
U.S. Patent No. 175,202, dated March 21, 1876, granted to George H. Taylor for an "Improvement in Medical Rubbing Apparatus."
M[ary] L.H. Arnold Snow, Mechanical Vibration and Its Therapeutic Application
Moble M. Eberhart, A Brief Guide to Vibratory Technique
A. Dale Covey, Profitable Office Specialtie
"Enjoy Life!", as for White Cross Vibrator
Further Reading
Introduction
Local History and National Culture: Notions on Engineering Professionalism in America
J.A.L. Waddell, "Some Notes on Vocational Guidance"
J.P.H. Perry, "New York Engineers' Successful Efforts to Relieve Unemployment"
Further Reading
Introduction
Out of the Barns and into the Kitchens: Transformations in Farm Women's Work in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Social and Labor Needs of Farm Women, Report No. 1903
Guy E. Tripp, Electric Development as an Aid to Agriculture
Newell Leroy Sims, Elements of Rural Sociology
Further Reading
Introduction
Advertising the Atom
U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Atomic Power Development and Private Enterprise
U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Environmental Effects of Producing Electric Power, Hearings
U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power
Further Reading
Introduction
Race and Technology: African American Women in the Bell System, 1945-1980
Cover, The Telephone Review
Table 8-1
Further Reading
Introduction
The Rise and Fall of the Appropriate Technology Movement in the United States, 1965-1985
Harry S. Truman, "Technical Assistance for the Underdeveloped Areas of the World"
State of California, Press Release, "Office of Appropriate Technology: Purpose, Organization, and Activities," June, 1976
State of California, logo of Office of Appropriate Technology
U.S. Department of Energy, National Center for Appropriate Technology, "An Introduction and a History"
Allen L. Hammond and William D. Metz, "Solar Energy Research: Making Solar After the Nuclear Model?"
Further Reading
Introduction
Hacking Away at the Counterculture
Further Reading
Index

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