Fall 2013: The Nineteenth-Century Networked Nation: The Politics of American Technology, 1776-1876

Every fall, students from Assumption College participate in the interdisciplinary American Studies Seminar sponsored by the American Antiquarian Society, where a visiting professor explores a different topic each year. The topic for Fall 2013 is “The Nineteenth-Century Networked Nation: The Politics of American Technology, 1776-1876” led by Daniel Klinghard, Associate Professor of Political Science at the College of the Holy Cross. Four Assumption students have been selected to participate in this prestigious seminar. In addition to examining the emergence of a national media network and transformations in the concept of public opinion –both due to the development of nineteenth-century technologies of transportation, communication, information management, and labor– each student pursues an original, independent research project using the AAS’s extensive archival collections.

Final Project

by jason.duke on December 10, 2013

The Control Revolution

by jennifer.gargan on November 26, 2013

The Threat of Technology

by jason.duke on November 26, 2013

Post for 11/4: Choosing between the Railroad and the Canal

by erich.grosse on November 19, 2013

Regulation of Technology

by maura.corbett on November 17, 2013

The Debate Over Science and Technology in the Early Republic

by jennifer.gargan on October 30, 2013

The Post Office

by jason.duke on October 21, 2013

American Postal System

by maura.corbett on October 16, 2013

Republicanism and the Federalist Papers

by erich.grosse on October 8, 2013

Republicanism and Technology

by jennifer.gargan on October 4, 2013