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Major Problems in the History of American Technology

ISBN-10: 0669354724

ISBN-13: 9780669354720

Edition: 1998

Authors: Merritt Roe Smith, Gregory Clancey, Thomas Paterson

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This entry in the Major Problems in American History series examines the history of technology in America, from colonial times to the present. Each of the 14 chapters contains an introduction, secondary readings, documents, headnotes, and suggested readings.
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Book details

List price: $78.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 12/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Ryan Bishop is Associate Professor of English at the National University of Singapore.Gregory Clancey is an Associate Professor of History at the National University of Singapore, and the Master of Tembusu College.John W P Phillips is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at The National University of Singapore.

Thomas Paterson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. In addition to being the General Editor of Houghton Mifflin'sMajor Problemsseries, he is co-author ofMajor Problems in American Foreign Relations,5/e, (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) andA People and A Nation,6/e (Houghton Mifflin, 2001). In addition to authoring several books and editing collections of essays on the history of U.S. Foreign Relations, he served as senior editor of the four-volumeEncyclopedia of American Foreign Relations(1997). He is part president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Note: Each chapter includes Further Reading
What Is Technology?
Essays
The Invention of "Technology" Langdon Winner, Do Artifacts Have Politics?
The Social Shaping of Technology
The Problem with "Skill"
Masculinity and Technology Bruno Latour, The Proliferation of Hybrids
New Worlds of Technique: Native Americans and Europeans, ca. 1600–1770
Documents
William Bradford on Squanto, 1620–1621
Governor Nicolas Denys on the Micmac, 1672
Rev. John Eliot on the "Praying Indians," 1647–1677
"...much good might they receive from the English" 1634
"...contempt of useful arts," 1750
Essays
Native American Technology
The Skulking Way of War Richard White, The Middle Ground
Arts, Tools, and Identities in Agricultural Regimes, ca. 1680–1850
Documents
William Byrd II, "...to set all the springs in motion," 1726
A Virginian Describes His Self-Sufficient Plantation A Plantation Accounting, 1784
A Gentleman Farmer on Common Farmer's Tools, 1822
Morgan County, Illinois (A Guide for Emigrants), 1831
Irishmen and Spades, 1859
Essays
Slavery and Arts in South Carolina Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A Midwife's Tale Judith
"So Much Depends upon a Red Wheelbarrow": Agricultural Tool Owenership in the Eighteenth–Century Mid–Atlantic
The Debate over Manufactures in the Early Republic, 1785–1820
Documents
Thomas Jefferson's "Notes on Virginia" (Excerpts), 1785
Tenche Coxe Speaks for Factories, 1787
Alexander Hamilton's "Report on Manufactures," 1791
xManufacturer (Correspondence), 1795–1816
Thomas Cooper Against Factories, 1823
Essays
The Machine John R. Nelson, "Manufactures" Reconsidered
Inside Factory Systems, 1820–1885
Documents
Rules and Regulations of the Matteawan Company, 1846
"Almira" Weighs Discontent in the Lowell Textile Mills, 1841
"Amelia," Some of the Beauties of Our Factory System--Otherwise, Lowell Slavery, 1845
Virginia Penny Contrasts European and American Watchmaking, 1863
A Strike at Harper's Ferry (Correspondence), 1842
Beaten in a Baltimore Shipyard, 1835
Essays
Gender and Papermaking
Slave Ironworkers in Virginia Merritt
The Political Economy of Pacing
"Second Nature": Steam, Space and a New World Order, 1840–1900
Documents
"...gorgeous scenes of oriental fiction," 1840
"The Moral Influence of Steam" (Excerpt), 1846
The Scientific
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