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Technology as Freedom: The New Deal and the Electrical Modernization of the American Home

Tobey, Ronald C.

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ISBN 10: 0520204212 / ISBN 13: 9780520204218
Verlag: University of California Press, 1997
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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Before 1930, the domestic market for electrical appliances was segmented, but New Deal policies and programs created a true mass market, reshaping the electrical and housing markets and guiding them toward mandated social goals. The New Deal identified electrical refrigeration as a key technology to reform domestic labor, raise family health, and build family assets. New Deal incentives led to nearly fifty percent of Title I National Housing Act loans being used to buy electric refrigerators in the 1930s. New Deal policies ultimately created the mass commodity culture of home-owning families that typified the conservative 1950s. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0520204212

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Before 1930, the domestic market for electrical appliances was segmented, but New Deal policies and programs created a true mass market, reshaping the electrical and housing markets and guiding them toward mandated social goals. The New Deal identified electrical refrigeration as a key technology to reform domestic labor, raise family health, and build family assets. New Deal incentives led to nearly fifty percent of Title I National Housing Act loans being used to buy electric refrigerators in the 1930s. New Deal policies ultimately created the mass commodity culture of home-owning families that typified the conservative 1950s.

Umschlagtext: " Technology as Freedom successfully bridges the gaps between business history, political history, social history, and the history of technology and helps restore the central place of state action in the mid-century transformations of American life."--Bruce Schulman, Boston University

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Titel: Technology as Freedom: The New Deal and the ...

Verlag: University of California Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

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