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Technology in Early America

Brooke Hindle

Copyright 1966
University of North Carolina Press

This interpretative essay and extensive bibliography surveying the chronology and major characteristics of American technology before 1850 is the first available guide in this period to the rapidly developing field of the history of technology.

Originally published in 1966.

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It offers . . . many thoughtful comments on the nature, scope, and limits of technology as a focus for historical study.

--North Carolina Historical Review

Recognizing that the bibliography is to the scholar what the map is to the traveler, the compilers have fulfilled their purpose admirably. They reveal the best of what has been done and point the way to what should be done. Historians of early American technology will begin their research with this little book.

--Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

This slim addition to the series sponsored by the Institute of Early American History and Culture is a milestone in scholarly research on its subject.

--Library Journal