History Now 10 (Winter 2006)

Nineteenth Century Technology

From the Editor

Computers, iPods, cell phones, Blackberries . . . Radio, movies, television, videos . . . cars, planes, space shuttles . . . washing machines, dish washers, robotic vacuum cleaners . . . laser surgery, heart transplants, artificial limbs…A-Bombs and H-Bombs…Americans today live surrounded by, and dependent on, technology. Our world would amaze, delight, and perhaps trouble, the inventors and scientists of the nineteenth century. But their world would surely have had the same effect upon their...More »