Mechanical Metamorphosis: Technological Change in Revolutionary America

Hardcover | May 1, 1985

byNeil Longley York

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1985Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313244758

ISBN - 13:9780313244759

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?York's convincing and clearly written analysis necessitates a re-evalaution of our understanding of the historical role of technology in the US. The American Revolution seems to have elicited a commitment to a technological republic, not just to abstract political ideals. In opposing restrictive British imperial policy, colonial Americans began to embrace the concept that up-to-date technologies would produce considerable political and economic influence. ... This important volume is an instructive complement to Silvio A. Bedini, Thinkers and Tinkers: Early American Men of Science and John F. Kasson, Civilizing the Machine. Highly recommended for college, university, and public libraries.?-Choice