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The Resource Technology in postwar America : a history, Carroll Pursell

Technology in postwar America : a history, Carroll Pursell

Label
Technology in postwar America : a history
Title
Technology in postwar America
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Carroll Pursell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on everything from television, automobiles, and genetically engineered crops to contraceptives, Tupperware, and the Veg-O-Matic." "Just as America's domestic and international policies became inextricably linked during the Cold War, so did the nation's public and private technologies. The spread of the suburbs fed into demands for an interstate highway system, which itself became implicated in urban renewal projects. Fear of slipping into a postwar economic depression was offset by the creation of "a consumers' republic" in which buying and using consumer goods became the ultimate act of citizenship and a symbol of an "American Way of Life."" "Pursell begins with the events of World War II and the increasing belief that technological progress and the science that supported it held the key to a stronger, richer, and happier America. He looks at the effect of returning American servicemen and servicewomen and the Marshall Plan, which sought to integrate Western Europe into America's economic, business, and technological structure. He considers the accumulating "problems" associated with American technological supremacy, which, by the end of the 1960s, led to a crisis of confidence." "Pursell concludes with an analysis of how consumer technologies create a cultural understanding that makes political technologies acceptable and even seem inevitable, while those same political technologies provide both form and content for the technologies found at home and at work. By understanding this history, Pursell hopes to advance a better understanding of the postwar American self."--Book jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pursell, Carroll W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Technology
  • Technology
  • United States
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Technik
  • Technologie
  • USA
  • USA
  • Engineering, other
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
Label
Technology in postwar America : a history, Carroll Pursell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 10.
  • A wired environment
  • 11.
  • Standing tall again
  • 12.
  • Globalization, modernity, and the postmodern
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Arsenal of democracy
  • 2.
  • The geography of everywhere--
  • 3.
  • Foreign aid and advantage
  • 4.
Control code
ocn608490631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511896
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/purs12304
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt271zhg
  • 469a7046-4de5-4a6f-8f42-09956471ffc2
Publisher number
EB00639549
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608490631
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Technology in postwar America : a history, Carroll Pursell
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Introduction
  • 10.
  • A wired environment
  • 11.
  • Standing tall again
  • 12.
  • Globalization, modernity, and the postmodern
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Arsenal of democracy
  • 2.
  • The geography of everywhere--
  • 3.
  • Foreign aid and advantage
  • 4.
Control code
ocn608490631
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231511896
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/purs12304
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt271zhg
  • 469a7046-4de5-4a6f-8f42-09956471ffc2
Publisher number
EB00639549
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608490631
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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