History of Technology

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Welcome to the History of Technology teaching resources portal. Please browse and share resources below, and feel free to create new subsections. For help with editing see our Editing Guide.

Pre-Recorded Lectures or Podcasts


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  • Hoke, Donald R. Ingenious Yankees: The Rise of the American System of Manufactures in the Private Sector. New York: Columbia University Press, 1990. Print.
  • Hounshell, David A. From the American System to Mass Production (Book)|From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: the Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1984. Print.
  • Meyer, David R. Networked Machinists: High Technology Industries in Antebellum America. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2006. Print.

Journal Articles

  • Battison, William A. "Eli Whitney and the Milling Machine." Smithsonian Journal of History 1 (1966): 9-34. Print.
  • Battison, William A. "A New Look at the "Whitney" Milling Machine." Technology and Culture 14.4 (Oct 1973): 592-598. Print.
  • Behagg, Clive. "'Mass Production Without the Factory: Craft Producers, Guns and Small Firm Innovation, 1790-1815.'" Business History 40.3 (Jul 1998), 1-15.
  • Gordon, Robert B. "'Simeon North, John Hall, and Mechanized Manufacturing.'" Technology and Culture 30.1 (1989), 179-188. Print.
  • Gordon, Robert B. "'Who Turned the Mechanical Ideal into Mechanical Reality?'" Technology and Culture 29.4 (1988), 744-778.
  • Rosenberg, Nathan. "'Technological Change in the Machine Tool Industry, 1840-1910.'" The Journal of Economic History 23.4 (1963): 414-443.


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Museum Collections

Other Resources


  • Michael Helms. Firearms historian based in Baton Rouge, LA. (web email)