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By Carroll Pursell

A spouse to American Technology is a groundbreaking choice of unique essays that research the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in the US.

  • 22 unique essays by means of specialist students disguise crucial gains of yank know-how, together with advancements in cars, tv, and computing
  • Analyzes the ways that applied sciences are prepared, comparable to within the engineering occupation, govt, drugs and agriculture
  • Includes discussions of the way applied sciences engage with race, gender, type, and different organizing constructions in American society

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