The Impact of American Technology

  • William Woodruff


While the word ‘technology’1 was little used by the Americans in the eighteenth century, in comparison to the term ‘the Useful Arts’, the role of applied science has been basic in the formation and progress of the American commonwealth; for the United States is the only nation to have taken shape at a time when a technical, power-driven civilisation was spreading from Europe to the rest of the world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • William Woodruff
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  1. 1.University of FloridaUSA

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