Technology in Postwar America: A History

Kobo ebook | June 19, 2012

byCarroll Pursell

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Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on ever

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Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on ever

Carroll Pursell has taught at several universities, including Case Western Reserve, from which he retired as the Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He is a former president of the Society for the History of Technology and the International Committee for the History of Technology. He currently serves as adjunct profe...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231511892

ISBN - 13:9780231511896

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Arsenal of Democracy
2. The Geography of Everywhere
3. Foreign Aid and Advantage
4. The Atom and the Rocket
5. Factories and Farms
6. "It's Fun to Live in America"
7. Brain Drain and Technology Gap
8. From technology Drunk...
9....To Technology Sober
10. A Wired Environment
11. Standing Tall Again
12. Globalization, Modernity, and the Postmodern

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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An excellent starting point for students and generalists who wish to gain a quick overview of the subject.