Twelve Inventions which Changed America

Twelve Inventions which Changed America

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Gerhard Falk describes twelve inventions that transformed the United States from a rural and small-town community to an industrial country of unprecedented power. The book is both a sociological analysis and a history of technology in the United States in the past two hundred years.Another change came about after the initial hostility to the automobile had abated and it was used as a source of power on the farm. With the decline in the American railroad came the increase in employment in the auto industry, including the construction of roads and the exploration of oil. ... The car became a status symbol, especially among adolescents, who also used it to escape parental supervision. ... Federal Highway Administration, a€œHighway Statistics 2008, a€ Table HM 12. 3.

Title:Twelve Inventions which Changed America
Author: Gerhard Falk
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2013

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