Table of contents for Technologies of power : essays in honor of Thomas Parke Hughes and Agatha Chipley Hughes / edited by Michael Thad Allen and Gabrielle Hecht.


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Acknowledgments   vii
Disciplined Imagination: The Life and Work of Tom and Agatha
Hughes   ix
John M. Staudenmaier, S.J.
Introduction: Authority, Political Machines, and Technology's
History  1
Gabrielle Hecht and Michael Thad Allen
The Telephone as Political Instrument: Gardiner Hubbard and the
Formation of the Middle Class in America, 1875-1880  25
W. Bernard Carlson
Culture and Technology in the City: Opposition to Mechanized Street
Transportation in Late-Nineteenth-Century America  57
Eric Schatzberg
The Hidden Lives of Standards: Technical Prescriptions and the
Transformation of Work in America  95
Amy Slaton and Janet Abbate
Engineering Politics, Technological Fundamentalism, and German Power
Technology, 1900-1936  145
Edmund N. Todd
Modernity, the Holocaust, and Machines without History  175
Michael Thad Allen
Technological Systems, Expertise, and Policy Making: The British
Origins of Operational Research  215
Erik P. Rau



Technology, Politics, and National Identity in France  253
Gabrielle Hecht
The Neutrality Flagpole: Swedish Neutrality Policy and Technological
Alliances, 1945-1970  295
Hans Weinberger
About the Authors  333
Index  337








Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Technology History, Technology and state History