Leo Marx

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Leo Marx (born November 15, 1919) is an American professor who worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was an author known for his works in the field of American studies. His work in American studies examines the relationship between technology and culture in 19th- and 20th-century America. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in History and Literature and a PhD in the History of American Civilization in 1950.

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  • Marx, Leo (1964). The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Marx, Leo (1989). The Pilot and the Passenger: Essays on Literature, Technology, and Culture in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195048766.
  • Marx, Leo; Smith, Merritt R. (1994). Does Technology Drive History? The Dilemma of Technological Determinism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262691673.
  • Marx, Leo; Mazlish, Bruce (1998). Progress: Fact or Illusion. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 9780472085095.
  • Marx, Leo; Conway, Jill; Keniston, Kenneth (1999). Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. ISBN 9781558492219.

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