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Missions for science [electronic resource] : U.S. technology and medicine in America's African world / David McBride.

By: McBride, David, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 308 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill., maps.ISBN: 1417502401 (electronic bk.); 9781417502400 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Technology transfer -- Southern States | Technology transfer -- North America | Technology transfer -- Liberia | Medical innovations -- Southern States | Medical innovations -- North America | Medical innovations -- Liberia | Biomedical Technology -- United States | International Cooperation -- United States | Technology Transfer -- United States | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Economic Policy | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Government & Business | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Economic Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- Business Development | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Structural Adjustment | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Development -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Missions for science.DDC classification: 338.96/06 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Enduring the technology take-off. Machines and plantations : birth of the black belt -- Industry on the Isthmus : the Panama Canal Zone -- Curing the Caribbean : Haiti through the occupation -- Out of the shadows : Liberia before World War II -- Encountering the science superpower. Malaria and modernization : the decline of the black belt -- Alliances and utopias : Liberia's search for development -- Technology of reaction : Haiti and the new dispersal -- Conclusion: Science and Hope.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-300) and index.

Enduring the technology take-off. Machines and plantations : birth of the black belt -- Industry on the Isthmus : the Panama Canal Zone -- Curing the Caribbean : Haiti through the occupation -- Out of the shadows : Liberia before World War II -- Encountering the science superpower. Malaria and modernization : the decline of the black belt -- Alliances and utopias : Liberia's search for development -- Technology of reaction : Haiti and the new dispersal -- Conclusion: Science and Hope.

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