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Thursday, May 25, 2017

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The Machine and the Republic

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Start Date:  5/25/2017 7:00 PM EST
End Date:  5/25/2017 8:30 PM EST


Since colonial times America has had a complex love affair with technology. While it is easy to assume that technological choices are guided largely by scientific and economic constraints, America's affair also reflects the challenges and values of sustaining a republican culture. Like Hamilton and Jefferson, Americans have looked at technology as a means to balance excesses of power and liberty. In this webinar we will look at specific examples of these choices over the last two centuries, including the patent system, ultimately revealing the continuous challenge of aligning our machines with our republican values.  

This Webinar is being hosted by the National Humanities Center and sponsored by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program.

Registration information can be found here.

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Closed:   5/9/2017 10:28 AM

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