Recent Books

LeCainKatherine Leonard Turner, How the Other Half Ate: A History of Working-Class Meals at the Turn of the Century (California Studies in Food and Culture) (University of California Press, 2014).

Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Imagining Consumers: Design and Innovation from Wedgewood to Corning (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002), and The Color Revolution (MIT Press, 2012), winner of the 2013 Hacker Prize, awarded by the Society for the History of Technology. Reggie is also co-author of Major Problems in American Business History (Houghton Mifflin, 2005). Regina is Professor of Business History at the University of Leeds in the UK, and Associate Editor at the Journal of Design History.

Tim LeCain, Mass Destruction: The Men and Giant Mines that Wired America and Scarred the Planet (Rutgers University Press, 2009). Tim's book recently received the prestigious George Perkins Marsh Prize for the best new book in environmental history from the American Society for Environmental History. He is an associate professor at Montana State University.

Kevin Borg, Auto Mechanics: Technology and Expertise in Twentieth Century America (Johns Hopkins University Press, Spring 2007) Studies in Industry and Society series. Kevin is an assistant professor of history at James Madison University.

William Thiesen, Industrializing American Shipbuilding: The Transformation of Ship Design And Construction, 1820-1920 (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology) (University Press of Florida, 2006).  Bill is an historian for the United States Coast Guard.

Angela Lakwete, Inventing the Cotton Gin: Machine and Myth in Antebellum America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).  Winner of the Society for the History of Technology’s Edelstein Prize.  Angela is an associate professor of history at Auburn University.

Stephen Usselman, Regulating Railroad Innovation: Business, Technology, and Politics in America (Cambridge University Press, 2002).  Winner of 2003 Ellis Hawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.  Steve is an associate professor at the School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology.

Bruce Sinclair (Editor), Technology and the African American Experience: Needs and Opportunities for Study (MIT Press, 2005).  Bruce is a professor emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology where he held the Kranzberg Chair.

Carroll Pursell, A Hammer in their Hands: A Documentary History of Technology and the African American Experience (MIT Press, 2005) and A Companion to American Technology (Blackwell Publishers, 2005).  Carroll is professor emeritus from Case Western Reserve University.

Carlene E. Stephens, On Time: How Americans Learned to Live by the Clock  (2002).  This is the companion volume to the exhibit On Time at the National Museum of American History.  Maggie Dennis (1998) also worked on the exhibit and is currently writing a book on the history of the digital watch with Carlene.