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Headrick (1988): The Tentacles of Progress
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Titel:
The Tentacles of Progress
Untertitel:
Technology Transfer in the Age of Imperialism, 1850-1940
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1988
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1 Imperialism, Technology, and Tropical Economies 3
Technologies and Western-Tropical Relations
The Transfer Process
The Setting and the Argument
Notes

2 Ships and Shipping 18
Characteristics of World Shipping
Steamships before 1869
The Suez Canal
Shipbuilding after 1869
Tropical Harbors
The New Organization of Shipping
The Major Shipping Companies
The Causes of British Supremacy
Notes

3 The Railways of India 49
Origins of the Indian Railways
Building the Trunk Lines (1853-71)
The Era of State Construction (1870-79)
The New Guarantee Period (1880-1914)
World War I and After (1914-47)
The Locomotive Industry
Consequences and Comparisons
Notes

4 The Imperial Telecommunications Networks 97
Submarine Telegraph Cables, 1850-70
Cable Technology to 1914
Submarine Cables and the British Empire, 1870-1914
The French Cable Network, 1856-95
British Abuses and French Reactions, 1884-1914,
The Indian Telegraphs
French Colonial Posts and Telegraphs
Colonial Wireless Networks to 1918
British Wireless after 1918
French Wireless after 1918
Notes

5 Cities, Sanitation, and Segregation 145
Hong Kong Water
Calcutta Sewage and Sanitation
Dakar and the Plague
Notes

6 Hydraulic Imperialism in India and Egypt 171
Precolonial Irrigation and British
Restorations to 1837
The Classic Era of Indian Irrigation, 1838-54
The Era of Private Irrigation, 1854-69
Productive and Protective Works, 1866-98
The Indian Irrigation Commission and
After, 1897-1940
Egypt, the Nile, and the British
Conclusion
Notes

7 Economic Botany and Tropical Plantations 209
Tropical Crops from Plunder to Science
Plant Transfers and the British Botanic Empire
Agricultural Research in the British Tropics
Science and Agriculture in the Dutch East Indies
Tropical Botany in France
Botany and Plantations in the French Empire
Cinchona
Sugar Cane
Rubber
Conclusion
Notes

8 Mining and Metallurgy 259
Malayan Tin and Chinese Technology in the
Nineteenth Century
The Western Takeover of Malayan Tin
Opening the African Copperbelt
Katanga Copper, 1911-40
Iron and Steel in India: the Demand Side
Indian Iron before 1914
Background of the Indian Steel Industry
The Tata Iron and Steel Company
Conclusion
Notes

9 Technical Education 304
Technical Education in Egypt
Vocational Education in West Africa
Technical Education in India: Demand and Supply
The Politics of Technical Education in India
Foreign Study and Independent Schools
Technical Education after World War I
Conclusion
Notes

10 Experts and Enterprises 352
The Smallholders
The Experts
The Cotton Mills
Indian Shipping and Shipbuilding
Indianizing the Steel Industry
Conclusion
Notes

11 Technology Transfer and Colonial Politics 379


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