Hugh Richard Slotten
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 24, 1994)
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during this ebook, Hugh Richard Slotten explores the institutional and cultural background of technological know-how within the usa. the main target of the e-book is an research of the actions of Alexander Dallas Bache--great grandson of Benjamin Franklin. Bache performed a primary function within the association of a few key clinical associations, together with the yankee organization for the development of technological know-how, The Smithsonian establishment, and the nationwide Academy of Sciences. in the course of the 19th century, Bache turned crucial chief of the medical neighborhood via his regulate of the USA Coast Survey, which he superintended from 1843 till his demise in 1867. below Bache's command, the Coast Survey turned the principal clinical establishment in antebellum the USA. utilizing richly precise archival files, Slotten pursues an research of Bache and the Coast Survey that illuminates vital topics within the historical past of technological know-how within the usa, together with the interrelationship between political tradition, styles of patronage, and the institutional perform of technology within the usa.