The machine in America : a social history of technology / Carroll Pursell.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-151648

Description

xvi, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Technology Social aspects History.
Industrial revolution

Originator

Pursell, Carroll W.

Contents

The transit of technology -- The tools brought over -- Importing the Industrial Revolution -- Improving transportation -- 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 -- Wars and the American Century -- Challenge, defense, and revolution in a postmodern world.

Publication

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press

Description

xvi, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-345) and index.

ISBN

0801848172 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0801848180 (paper : acid-free paper)

Call Number

Stacks T14.5.P87 1995

Places

United States
United States.