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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