Technology and American Society: A History / Edition 2

Technology and American Society: A History / Edition 2

by Gary Cross, Rick Szostak
     
 

In a single volume, this book combines the history of invention and the interactions of technology with social, economic, cultural, and military change throughout the course of American history. It illustrates the gradual shift from the era of individual artisan inventors to emergence of science-based corporate technology, and links the origins

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In a single volume, this book combines the history of invention and the interactions of technology with social, economic, cultural, and military change throughout the course of American history. It illustrates the gradual shift from the era of individual artisan inventors to emergence of science-based corporate technology, and links the origins and development of American innovation to the global transformation of industry, agriculture, and transportation. For professionals in any industry influenced by technology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131896437
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/22/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
90,026
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1. Working the Landin Preindustrial Europe and America.

2. Craftsmen in the Shop: European Traditions and American Changes in the Eighteenth Century.

3. Women and Work before the Factory.

4. Origins of Industrialization.

5. The Birth of the Factory.

6. Iron, Steam, and Rails.

7. Machines and their Mass-Production.

8. Machines on the Farm and in the Forest, 1800-1940.

9. Americans Confront a Mechanical World, 1780-1900.

10. The Second Industrial Revolution.

11. Technology and the Modern Corporation.

12. Technology and the First Arms Race, 1770-1918.

13. The Impact of Technology on Women's Work.

14. The New Factory.

15. Innovation, The Great Depression, and the Automobile, 1918-1940.

16. Mechanizing Sight and Sound.

17. Technology and the Origins of Mass Culture.

18. Airplanes and Atoms in Peace and War.

19. Our Computer Age.

20. Recent Advances in Technology.

21. Modern Americans in a Technological World.

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