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Companion to American Technology

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ISBN-10: 1405179945

ISBN-13: 9781405179942

Edition: 2008

Authors: Carroll Pursell

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List price: $60.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 478
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

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.

Notes on Contributors
Introduction
Beginnings
Technology in Colonial North America
The American Industrial Revolution
Sites Of Production
The Technology of Production
Technology and Agriculture in 20th century America
House and Home
The City and Technology
Technology in Environment
Government and Technology
Medicine and Technology
Sites Of Contest
The North American �Body-Machine� Complex
Gender and Technology: Rebecca Herzig
Labor and Technology
Technological Systems
The Automotive Transportation System: Cars And Highway in 20th-Century America
Airplanes
Technology in Space
Nuclear Technology
Television
Computers and the Internet: Braiding Irony, Paradox, and Possibility
Producing And Reading Technological Culture
The Profession of Engineering in America
Popular Culture and Technology in the Twentieth Century
Art and Technology
Critics of Technology
Index