A Companion to American Technology (Blackwell Companions to by Carroll Pursell PDF

By Carroll Pursell

ISBN-10: 0631228446

ISBN-13: 9780631228448

A significant other to American know-how is a groundbreaking selection of unique essays that research the hard-to-define phenomenon of “technology” in the USA. 22 unique essays by way of professional students hide an important positive factors of yankee expertise, together with advancements in cars, tv, and computingAnalyzes the ways that applied sciences are prepared, equivalent to within the engineering career, executive, medication and agricultureIncludes discussions of ways applied sciences have interaction with race, gender, type, and different organizing constructions in American society

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They started with a keel to which they fastened frames (ribs), planking, ceiling, and decks to form the hull. Colonial shipwrights shaped timber for the keel and frames by hand with broadax and adze. They utilized the naturally curved shape of trees at branches and roots to make “compass timbers” for the curved, structural members of large ships. Since sawmills had to be located upland at waterpower sites, gangs of sawyers working with pit saws cut the hull and deck planking. Builders of small boats used sawn planks and timber keels, and shaped the ribs either by sawing or steaming and bending.

Managers often paid their slaves cash for piecework once they exceeded an agreed upon output. Middle-Atlantic colonies had the greatest ethnic diversity – British, Dutch, and German with lesser additions of French, Swedes, Scots, and Irish – and profited from the selection of the most useful components of the technologies that each ethnic group brought to the New World. McGaw’s study of probate inventories shows that German farmers had many more tools for spreading dung on their fields, as well as grain fans and scythes with cradles, than did their British neighbors.

The Whiskey Rebellion in the 1790s had shown that Americans living west of the Appalachians “were already disposed to think of themselves as the germ of an independent nation that would find its outlet to the world marketplace . . ” During his presidency, Thomas Jefferson, had to nip secessionist plots in the bud, lest they destroy the nascent republican experiment. The problem, of course, was that nothing moved over land faster than the speed of a horse. As Ambrose (1996, p. 52) puts it: “No human being, no manufactured item, no bushel of wheat, no side of beef .

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