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Technology and American society : a history / by Gary Cross and Rick Szostak

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Author:
Cross, Gary S.  Search this
Szostak, Rick 1959-  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 378 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
Notes:
Second edition published by Pearson Education Ltd., 2005.
NMAHMAI copy Purchased with a gift from Jane and Bernard Finn in honor of Jack Goodwin
Contents:
Working the land in preindustrial Europe and America -- Men and women working in shops and homes before industrialization -- Origins of industrialization -- The birth of the factory -- Iron, steam and rails -- Machines and their mass production -- Machines on the farm and in the forest, 1800-1940 -- Americans confront a mechanical world, 1780-1900 -- The second industrial revolution -- Technology and the modern corporation -- Technology and war, 1770-1918 -- The impact of technology on women's work -- The new factory -- Innovation and the Great Depression, 1918-40 -- The automobile and its culture -- Mechanizing sight and sound -- Wireless electronic media in the home -- Airplanes and atoms in peace and war -- The postwar advance of technology -- The digital age -- Modern Americans in a technological world
Topic:
Technology--Social aspects--History  Search this
Technological innovations--Social aspects--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110526