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9/21/11 America’s wooden world How did environment influence technology? Americans built a wooden world.
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9/21/11 America’s wooden world I. Different landscape, different world II. Wooden technology III. American factories
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9/21/11 America’s wooden world I. Different landscape, different world A. Wooden world -- wood abundant -- water powered power -- technological expression -- made of wood -- style of abundance -- indifference to waste
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9/21/11 America’s wooden world I. Different landscape, different world B. Different attitude: a self-made people 1) myth of the American character -- handy, mechanically adept -- frontier experience -- common sense -- democratic society vs. expertise
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9/21/11 America’s wooden world I. Different landscape, different world B. Different attitude: a self-made people 2) different idea of utility -- Enlightenment idea -- minus the intellectual apparatus -- democratic knowledge, common sense
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America’s wooden world II. Wooden technology A. Everyday life --
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course HSCI 1715 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '11 term at University of Minnesota Crookston.

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