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The Resource The tentacles of progress : technology transfer in the age of imperialism, 1850-1940, Daniel R. Headrick

The tentacles of progress : technology transfer in the age of imperialism, 1850-1940, Daniel R. Headrick

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The tentacles of progress : technology transfer in the age of imperialism, 1850-1940
Title
The tentacles of progress
Title remainder
technology transfer in the age of imperialism, 1850-1940
Statement of responsibility
Daniel R. Headrick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study analyzes why a massive transfer of Western technology to European colonies between 1850 and 1940 did not create an industrial revolution in those countries. It argues that the transfer of technology caused some colonial regions to become locked in a state of underdevelopment
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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Headrick, Daniel R
Dewey number
338.9/26
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
JC359
LC item number
.H39 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
ACLS Humanites E-book
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  • Imperialism
  • Technology transfer
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Tropics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • British colonies
  • Economic history
  • Imperialism
  • Technology transfer
  • Tropics
  • Kennisoverdracht
  • Onderontwikkeling
  • Koloniale periode
  • Technologie
  • Koloniën
  • Imperialismus
  • Kolonie
  • Technologietransfer
  • Entwicklungsländer
  • Großbritannien
  • Industriestaaten
  • Impérialisme
  • Technologie, transfert de la
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Régions tropicales
Summary expansion
Daniel Headrick examines why the massive transfer of Western technology to European colonies did not spark an industrial revolution in those countries. Rather than spurring economic progress, he argues, the transfer of stock technology between 1850 and 1940 caused the traditional self-sufficient economies of the colonial regions to be stuck in a state of underdevelopment, a legacy which burdens these countries to this day
Label
The tentacles of progress : technology transfer in the age of imperialism, 1850-1940, Daniel R. Headrick
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperialism, technology, and tropical economies -- Ships and shipping -- The railways of India -- The imperial telecommunications networks -- Cities, sanitation, and segregation -- Hydraulic imperialism in India and Egypt -- Economic botany and tropical plantations -- Mining and metallurgy -- Technical education -- Experts and enterprises -- Technology transfer and colonial politics
Control code
646383193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 405 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601296733
Lccn
87005617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646383193
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The tentacles of progress : technology transfer in the age of imperialism, 1850-1940, Daniel R. Headrick
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-389) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Imperialism, technology, and tropical economies -- Ships and shipping -- The railways of India -- The imperial telecommunications networks -- Cities, sanitation, and segregation -- Hydraulic imperialism in India and Egypt -- Economic botany and tropical plantations -- Mining and metallurgy -- Technical education -- Experts and enterprises -- Technology transfer and colonial politics
Control code
646383193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 405 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601296733
Lccn
87005617
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646383193
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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