Hughes, Thomas P.  American Genesis
New York: 1989. ISBN 0140097414
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The tendency of popular histories and of museum exhibits of technology uncritically to unfold a story of problem-free achievement unfortunately leaves readers and viewers naive about the nature of technological change. When more histories of technology that take the critical stance of the best histories of politics are written, Americans will realize that not only their remarkable achievements but many of their deep and persistent problems arise, in the name of order, system, and control, from the mechanization and systematization of life and from the sacrifice of the organic and the spontaneous.