America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism

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Oxford University Press, 1979 - Science - 384 pages
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A. Synopsis: This book is concerned with the 2nd industrial revolution phase when the capitalists became masters of production. Noble focuses on the interaction between science, technology, business ... Read full review

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This book is blowing my mind. It's about how engineering as a field emerged alongside corporate capitalism as a way of deskilling craftwork, making it cheaper, more menial, and replaceable, while ... Read full review

Contents

Preservation Through Change Corporate Engineers
50
Part Two Corporate Reform as Conscious Social Production
67
The Corporation as Inventor PatentLaw Reform
84
Science for Industry The Organization of Industrial
110
Technology as People The Industrial Process
167
of Higher EducationII
224
A Technology of Social Production Modern
257
Epilogue
321
Notes
327
Index
371
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About the Author:
David F. Noble is Professor of History at York University in Toronto. His previous books include America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism and Forces of Production: A Social History of Industrial Automation.

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