ISBN: 978-0-631-21997-2 February 2001 Wiley-Blackwell 374 Pages
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"So Much Depends Upon a Red Wheelbarrow: Agricultural Tool Ownership in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic": Judith A. McGaw.
Document: Selections from American Colonial Wealth: Documents and Methods: Alice Hanson Jones.
Dam-Breaking in the 19th-Century Merrimack Valley: Water, Social Conflict, and the Waltham-Lowell Mills: Theodore L. Steinberg.
Documents A: Winnipissiogee Lake Company v. Worster.
Document B: Great Falls Manufacturing Company v. Worster.
Working Environments: An Ecological Approach to Industrial Health and Safety: Arthur F. McEvoy.
Document A: Nicholas Farwell vs. The Boston and Worster Rail Road Corporation.
Document B: Edison L. Bowers, Is It Safe to Work? A Study of Industrial Accidents.
Document C: Edward J. Beshada et al. V. Johns-Manville Products Corporation.
Socially Camouflaged Technologies: The Case of the Electromechanical Vibrator: Rachel Maines.
Documents A: U.S. Patent No. 175,202, dated March 21, 1876, granted to George H. Taylor for an "Improvement in Medical Rubbing Apparatus.".
Document B: M[ary] L.H. Arnold Snow, Mechanical Vibration and Its Therapeutic Application.
Document C: Moble M. Eberhart, A Brief Guide to Vibratory Technique.
Document D: A. Dale Covey, Profitable Office Specialtie.
Document E: "Enjoy Life!", as for White Cross Vibrator.
Local History and National Culture: Notions on Engineering Professionalism in America: Bruce Sinclair.
Document A: J.A.L. Waddell, "Some Notes on Vocational Guidance".
Document B: J.P.H. Perry, "New York Engineers' Successful Efforts to Relieve Unemployment".
Out of the Barns and into the Kitchens: Transformations in Farm Women's Work in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: Christine Kleinegger.
Document A: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Social and Labor Needs of Farm Women, Report No. 1903.
Document B: Guy E. Tripp, Electric Development as an Aid to Agriculture.
Document C: Newell Leroy Sims, Elements of Rural Sociology.
Advertising the Atom: Michael Smith.
Document A: U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Atomic Power Development and Private Enterprise.
Document B: U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Environmental Effects of Producing Electric Power, Hearings.
Document C: U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power.
Race and Technology: African American Women in the Bell System, 1945-1980: Venus Green.
Documents A: Cover, The Telephone Review.
Document B: Table 8-1.
The Rise and Fall of the Appropriate Technology Movement in the United States, 1965-1985: Carroll Pursell.
Documents A: Harry S. Truman, "Technical Assistance for the Underdeveloped Areas of the World".
Document B: State of California, Press Release, "Office of Appropriate Technology: Purpose, Organization, and Activities," June, 1976.
Document C: State of California, logo of Office of Appropriate Technology.
Document D: U.S. Department of Energy, National Center for Appropriate Technology, "An Introduction and a History".
Document E: Allen L. Hammond and William D. Metz, "Solar Energy Research: Making Solar After the Nuclear Model?".
Hacking Away at the Counterculture: Andrew Ross.
"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
- 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.