Prof. Merritt Roe Smith
STS.025J / 21H.913J
This class is a global survey of the great transformation in history known as the "Industrial Revolution." Topics include origins of mechanized production, the factory system, steam propulsion, electrification, mass communications, mass production and automation. Emphasis on the transfer of technology and its many adaptations around the world. Countries treated include Great Britain, France, Germany, the US, Sweden, Russia, Japan, China, and India. Includes brief reflection papers and a final paper.
Smith, Merritt. STS.025J Making the Modern World: The Industrial Revolution in Global Perspective, Fall 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/science-technology-and-society/sts-025j-making-the-modern-world-the-industrial-revolution-in-global-perspective-fall-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA