The Tentacles of Progress

The Tentacles of Progress

Technology Transfer in the Age of Imperialism, 1850-1940

eBook - 1988
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This penetrating examination of a paradox of colonial rule shows how the massive transfers of technology--including equipment, techniques, and experts--from the European imperial powers to their colonies in Asia and Africa resulted not in industrialization but in underdevelopment. Examiningthe most important technologies--shipping and railways, telegraphs and wireless, urban water supply and sewage disposal, economic botany and plantation agriculture, irrigation, and mining and metallurgy--Headrick provides a new perspective on colonial economic history and reopens the debate on theroots of Asian and African underdevelopment.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
ISBN: 0195051165
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 405 pages) : maps.
Additional Contributors: ebrary, Inc


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