February 2001, ©2001, Wiley-Blackwell
"So Much Depends Upon a Red Wheelbarrow: Agricultural Tool Ownership in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic": Judith A. McGaw.
Dam-Breaking in the 19th-Century Merrimack Valley: Water, Social Conflict, and the Waltham-Lowell Mills: Theodore L. Steinberg.
Working Environments: An Ecological Approach to Industrial Health and Safety: Arthur F. McEvoy.
Socially Camouflaged Technologies: The Case of the Electromechanical Vibrator: Rachel Maines.
Local History and National Culture: Notions on Engineering Professionalism in America: Bruce Sinclair.
Out of the Barns and into the Kitchens: Transformations in Farm Women's Work in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: Christine Kleinegger.
Advertising the Atom: Michael Smith.
Race and Technology: African American Women in the Bell System, 1945-1980: Venus Green.
The Rise and Fall of the Appropriate Technology Movement in the United States, 1965-1985: Carroll Pursell.
Hacking Away at the Counterculture: Andrew Ross.
- Contains ten key essays by leading scholars on the social and cultural history of American technology, from the colonial period to the present.
- Includes general and sectional introductions, primary documents, and further reading lists.
- Explores major themes of American technology, including agricultural tool ownership, working environments, and the intersection of race and gender in technology debates.
"This is a wonderful supplementary text for courses in American history that focus on technological, economic, and social change." Ruth Schwartz Cowan, State University of New York at Stony Brook