Palo Alto : a history of California, capitalism, and the world / Malcolm Harris.
"In Palo Alto, the first comprehensive, global history of Silicon Valley, Malcolm Harris examines how and why Northern California evolved in the particular, consequential way it did, tracing the ideologies, technologies, and policies that have been engineered there over the course of 150 years of Anglo settler colonialism, from IQ tests to the "tragedy of the commons," racial genetics, and "broken windows" theory. The Internet and computers, too. It's a story about how a small American suburb became a powerful engine for economic growth and war, and how it came to lead the world into a surprisingly disastrous 21st century"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780316592031
- ISBN: 031659203X
- Physical Description: viii, 708 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.
- Copyright: ©2023
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 633-677) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
0.1 Introduction -- Section I 1850-1900. 1.1 To whom time is money -- 1.2 The combine -- 1.3 Blood that trots young -- Section II 1900-1945. 2.1 Local ghosts -- 2.2 Bionomics -- 2.3 Hooverville -- 2.4 Men with potential -- Section III 1945-1975. 3.1 Space settlers -- 3.2. The solid state -- 3.3 Personal revolution -- 3.4 How to destroy an empire -- Section IV 1975-2000. 4.1 California über Alles -- 4.2 War capitalism -- 4.3 Jobs and Gates -- 4.4 Americas online -- Section V 2000-2020. 5.1 B2K -- 5.2 You better try to make me rich -- 5.3 Blister in the sun -- 6.1 Resolution.
Search for related items by subject
|Subject:||Palo Alto (Calif.) > History.
Palo Alto (Calif.) > Social conditions > History.
Palo Alto (Calif.) > Economic conditions > History.
High technology industries > California > Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara County) > History.
- 1 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.
- 0 current holds with 2 total copies.