Technical knowledge in American culture : science, technology, and medicine since the early 1800s / edited by Hamilton Cravens, Alan I. Marcus, and David M. Katzman.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




viii, 265 p. ; 23 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Science History.
Science History 19th century.
Science History 20th century.
Medicine History.
Medicine History 19th century.
Medicine History 20th century.
Technology History.
Technology History 19th century.
Technology History 20th century.
Science history
History of Medicine, 19th Cent.
History of Medicine, 20th Cent.
Technology history


Cravens, Hamilton.
Marcus, Alan I., 1949-
Katzman, David M.


Introduction : technical knowledge in American culture : an analysis / Hamilton Cravens and Alan I. Marcus -- The Ohio Mechanic's Institute : the challenge of incivility in the the Democratic Republic / Judith Spraul-Schmidt -- The American career of Jane Marcet's Conversations on chemistry, 1806-1853 / M. Susan Lindee -- From individual practitioner to regular physician : Cincinnati Medical Societies and the problem of definition among mid-nineteenth-century Americans / Alan I. Marcus -- Diagnosing unnatural motherhood : nineteenth-century physicians and "puerperal insanity" / Nancy M. Theriot -- The inventor of the mustache cup : James Emerson and populist technology, 1870-1900 / Edwin T. Layton -- Race-ism and the city : the young Du Bois and the role of place in social theory, 1893-1901 / Zane L. Miller -- The German-American science of racial nutrition, 1870-1920 ; The case of the manufactured morons : science and social policy in two eras, 1934-1966 / Hamilton Cravens -- Responding to the airplane : urban rivalry, metropolitan regionalism, and airport development in Dallas, 1927-1965 / Robert B. Fairbanks -- Unanticipated aftertaste : cancer, the role of science, and the question of DES beef in late twentieth-century American culture / Alan I. Marcus.


Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press

Publisher Series

History of American science and technology series


viii, 265 p. ; 23 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-252) and index.


0817307931 (alk. paper)

Call Number

Stacks Q127.U6 T37 1996


United States
United States.