One of the first books published on the history of women and technology this text laid the groundwork for decades of impressive and increasing scholarship in this field. An edited collection of eleven essays based on scholarly research, it explores many of the ways women have affected technological change historically and how technology has impinged on them. Both European and American topics, from the eighteenth century into the twentieth, are included, although the United States in the last 100 years is the focus.
Martha Moore Trescott has been a research associate in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a professor of history and director of campus ministry at Marycrest University in Davenport, Iowa, and an adjunct professor in history and in social issues in technology at DeVry University, Dallas, Texas. She is the author of numerous papers, articles and essays in books and journals on the history of women and technology, and is currently doing research and writing in the history of women and technology in both Dallas and Fayetteville, Arkansas.