Technology in American Literature

Technology in American Literature

By: Kathleen N. Monahan (author), James S. Nolan (author)Hardback

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Is technology a boon to humanity, providing us with the means to further the dignity and prosperity of the human race? Or is it a deceptive lure that will draw society into a mind-numbing state, where our essence is stripped and we become machines ourselves? This reader draws together works that explore both answers to the question of technology's beneficence. Technology in American Literature is a great reference source for literature classes, as well as for technological institutions seeking to introduce humanities into the curriculum.

About Author

Kathleen N. Monahan is Associate Professor of English at Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, New Jersey. James S. Nolan is Emeritus Associate Professor of Education at Saint Peter's College.


Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 The 1880's to the 1920's: Chapter 4 Introduction Chapter 5 From The Great Stone of Sardis Chapter 6 From Through the Earth Chapter 7 From The Causes of American Nervousness Chapter 8 From Edison's Conquest of Mars Chapter 9 From Looking Backward and Equality Chapter 10 From Colonel Sellers as a Scientist Chapter 11 "Mannahatta" Chapter 12 "As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days" Chapter 13 "Orange Buds by Mail from Florida" Chapter 14 "Years of the Modern" Chapter 15 "In the Sleeper" Chapter 16 From The Octopus Chapter 17 "Factory Windows are Always Broken" Chapter 18 "In the Station of the Metro" Chapter 19 From The Man Who Ended War Chapter 20 "The Dynamo and the Virgin" Chapter 21 The 1920's to the 1960's: Chapter 22 Introduction Chapter 23 "Progress" "Lift Up Thine Eyes" Chapter 24 "Mr. Murphy of New York" Chapter 25 From Maza of the Moon Chapter 26 "The Sunless Sea" Chapter 27 "pity this busy monster, manunkind" Chapter 28 From The Illustrated Man Chapter 29 "Merritt Parkway" Chapter 30 From "Chicago Poem" Chapter 31 From Visit to a Small Planet Chapter 32 The 1960's to 2000: Chapter 33 Introduction Chapter 34 "Beer Can" Chapter 35 "The Mouth of the Hudson" Chapter 36 "Eco-Catastrophe" Chapter 37 "The Filling Station" Chapter 38 From I, Robot Chapter 39 "Resisting Big Brother" Chapter 40 From He, She and It Chapter 41 "Interstellar Tract" Chapter 42 "Anatomical Transparencies" Chapter 43 "Looking Back at Apollo" Chapter 44 "My Mother and the Wheel of Fire" Chapter 45 "A Clean Escape"

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  • ISBN13: 9780761817093
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780761817093
  • weight: 499
  • ISBN10: 0761817093

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