In the second edition of The Machine in America, Pursell brings this classic history up to date with a revised chapter on war technology and new discussions on. The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology. Creator. Pursell, Carroll . Bibliographic Citation. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, The Machine In America has 34 ratings and 2 reviews. not simply instruments of our purpose,” historian Carroll Pursell analyzes technology’s impact upon the.

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Finally, they had to serve in a way that would best serve their own interest czrroll the engineers sought influence, prestige, and power.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Pursell shows how both the idea of progress and the mechanical means to harness the forces of nature developed and changed as they were brought from the Pufsell World to the New. The tools brought over 1. You could not be signed in. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Pursell Limited preview – This book succeeds in achieving Pursell’s goals. Never one to let facts get in the way of his pro-business program, he once charged that “trees cause pollution. He discusses the innovation of an American system of manufactures and the mechanization of agriculture; new systems of mining, lumbering, and farming, which helped conquer and define the West; and the technologies that shaped the rise of cities.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Computer Arpanet, internet and satellite communications greatly enhanced global contact. Lighting evolved from gas, to arc Brush and the lighting of Public Squareto electrical.

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There were no immediate additions to the tools of farming. Pursell Limited preview – Laura rated it really liked it Jun 18, This book succeeds in achieving Pursell’s goals. He shows that such developments as scientific management techniques and industrial research changed Americans’ lives as much as the mass production of such durable consumer goods as radios and automobiles. In between Pursell discusses the rise of the technocratic on from the imposition of Taylorism to regime of Fordism and into the postmodern age of production.

From the medieval farm implements brought by the first colonists to the invisible links of the Internet, the history of technology in America is a history of our society as well. The domestication of the industrial revolution A.

The Machine In America: A Social History Of Technology

The manufacturing itself was only able to exist because of the transportation facilities and the application of steam. Inside the home everything was made of wood except the stove. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Paperbackpages.

Selected pages Title Page. From the medieval farm implements used by the first colonists to the invisible links of the Internet, the history of technology in America is a history of society as well. The Machine in America: This included just-in-time inventory control and subcontracting various tasks in the business.

Matt rated it liked it Nov 23, This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. From the medieval farm implements brought by the first colonists to the invisible links of the Internet, the history of technology in America is a history of caarroll society as well. Not just material technology, of course, but the technology of the scientific approach.


Planned cities emerged either in the company town form around one industry or the in the form of a suburb.

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In Eli Whitney was given a contract to produce 10, muskets with interchangeable parts. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Please try again later. Pine splints and the fireplace were typically the only source of light. This led to other colleges offering education in engineering. Pursell also argues that American technology has created a social hegemony, not only over the way we live amegica also over how we evaluate that life. The great availability of land caused the settlers to abandon crop rotation to preserve the soil. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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He made small arms with interchangeable parts for the government. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

The expansion of American manufacturers 1. He worked at I Ferry. Other editions – View all The Machine in America: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Science was believed to offer not only efficiency but also spiritual uplift Samuel Haber. Lists with This Book.