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Dominance by Design

Technological Imperatives and America's Civilizing Mission

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674032163

Publication Date: 08/05/2009

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542 pages

18 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Introduction
  • 1. Engines in the Wilderness
  • 2. Machines and Manifest Destiny
  • 3. Engineers’ Imperialism
  • 4. Foundations of an American Century
  • 5. Imposing Modernity
  • 6. Machines in the Vietnam Quagmire
  • 7. Technowar in the Persian Gulf
  • Epilogue: The Paradox of Technological Supremacy
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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