A Companion to American Technology by Carroll Pursell

By Carroll Pursell

A significant other to American expertise is a groundbreaking choice of unique essays that research the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in the USA.

  • 22 unique essays through specialist students conceal an important gains of yankee expertise, together with advancements in vehicles, tv, and computing
  • Analyzes the ways that applied sciences are geared up, comparable to within the engineering occupation, govt, drugs and agriculture
  • Includes discussions of the way applied sciences have interaction with race, gender, type, and different organizing buildings in American society

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They had the lowest level of personal wealth, but a low level of inequality in wealth distribution. Their particular combination of diversified entrepreneurship, high rate of saving, commitment to education, and emphasis on the use of waterpower created the most favorable opportunities for rapid industrial development after the Revolution. Advent of Mechanized Manufacturing By 1780, southern New England and the middle-Atlantic states had in place the culture, supportive primary industries, and government institutions needed to carry industrialization into manufacturing in factories with power-driven machinery.

Successive editions of his Young Mill-wright and Millers Guide, first published in 1795, gave American artisans practical guidance on hydraulics and mill mechanisms through the mid-nineteenth century. Eli Whitney’s cotton gin had a profound effect on the agriculture and regional economy of the South. After graduating from Yale in 1792, Whitney, while visiting Georgia, heard about the difficulty planters had removing the tenacious green seeds from the short-staple cotton that they could grow in upland fields.

77). Although standard-design high-pressure wood-fueled engines driving stern or side paddle wheels moved steamboats along at speeds reaching 20 knots, the speed plus navigational obstructions took a tragic toll on both steamboats and passengers. Five hundred and twenty boats were lost by 1850 to snags, various navigational accidents, and boiler explosions. Bursting boilers, 42 of which killed 273 people between 1825 and 1830, resulted both from efforts to make speed and from deficiencies in boiler construction and poor maintenance.

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