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Technology in America

a brief history

by Alan I. Marcus

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Published by Harcourt Brace College Publishers in Fort Worth .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Technology -- United States -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementAlan I. Marcus, Howard P. Segal.
      ContributionsSegal, Howard P.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsT21 .M372 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 400 p. :
      Number of Pages400
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL395853M
      ISBN 100155055313
      LC Control Number98075283

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American Technology brings together ten fascinating and important stories of the ways in which Americans, from colonial times to the present, have embraced, rejected, interacted with, and understood the technologies with which they have lived and worked. Topics include the colonial home, the shop floor, the doctor's office, and the telephone exchange, as well as New England mill-sites, nuclear Format: Paperback.

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