Mechanical Metamorphosis: Technological Change in Revolutionary America


"York's convincing and clearly written analysis necessitates a re-evalaution of our understanding of the historical role of technology in the US. The American Revolution seems to have elicited a commitment to a technological republic, not just to abstract political ideals. In opposing restrictive British imperial policy, colonial Americans began to embrace the concept that up-to-date technologies would produce considerable political and economic influence.... This important volume is an instructive complement to Silvio A. Bedini, Thinkers and Tinkers: Early American Men of Science and John F. Kasson, Civilizing the Machine. Highly recommended for college, university, and public libraries." - Choice

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1985


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