Technology and the African-American Experience

Technology and the African-American Experience

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The intersection of race and technology: blackcreativity and the economic and social functions of the myth ofdisengenuity.Edmund White, for instance, wrote in 1688 to Joseph Morton, twice governor of the Carolina colony: aquot;let yr negroes be taught to be smiths, ... such subsequent pursuits as the management of steam engines, boilers, and other machinery.28 Indeed, Fogel points out, plantations were ... is important as a corrective to the notion that enslaved blacks were ignorant of current technics and untouched by them.

Title:Technology and the African-American Experience
Author:Bruce Sinclair
Publisher:MIT Press - 2004


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