Machine in America A Social History of Technology
Edition: 2nd 2007
List price: $27.00
Buy it from $17.00
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee
If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.
Learn more about our returns policy
Description: 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. Arguing that "the tools and processes we use are a part of our lives, not simply instruments of our purpose," historian Carroll Pursell analyzes technology's impact on the lives of women and men, their work, politics, and social relationships -- and in turn, their influence on technological development. Pursell shows how both the idea of progress and the mechanical means to harness the forces of nature developed and changed as they were brought from the Old World to the New. He describes the ways in which American industrial and agricultural technology began to take on a distinctive shape as it adapted and extended the technical base of the industrial revolution. He discusses the innovation of an American system of manufactures and the mechanization of agriculture; new systems of mining, lumbering, and farming, which helped conquer and define the West; and the technologies that shaped the rise of cities. In the second edition of The Machine in America, Pursell brings this classic history up to date with a revised chapter on war technology and new discussions on information technology, globalization, and the environment.
Rush Rewards U
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Limited time offer:
Get the first one free!
All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/31/2007
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.90" tall
|The Transit of Technology|
|The Tools Brought Over|
|Importing the Industrial Revolution|
|The Domestication of the Industrial Revolution|
|The Expansion of American Manufactures|
|The Mechanization of Farming|
|The Imprint of American Technology|
|Creating an Urban Environment|
|Westward the Course of Industry|
|Export, Exploitation, and Empire|
|Technology and Hegemony|
|The Coming of Science and Systems|
|The Decade of Prosperity and Consumption|
|Depression: Study and Subsidy|
|Wars and the "American Century"|
|Challenge and Change in a Postmodern World|
|Our (Un)Wired World|
|America's Global Reach|