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ICON : Volume 14 (2008)

Table of Contents

Title page, Contents, Contributors, Notes for Contributors

I

Introduction:
Why the Social History of Military Technology

1

Brenda J. Buchanan
Charcoal: 'The Largest Single Variable in the Performance of Black Powder'

3

Christophe Bonnet
Furnace Workers: A Quasi-Corporation in Rural Eighteenth Century France

30

Yin Xiaodong
Western Cannons in China in the 16th-17th Centuries

41

Barton C. Hacker
Firearms, Horses, and Slave Soldiers: The Military History of African Slavery

62

Michael Anton Budd
Cervantes, Stendhal and Tolstoy: Three Romantic-Realist Soldiers Encountering Technology

84

Margaret Vining
War and Peace 101:
The University of Chicago, Sophonisba Breckenridge and Applied Sociology in the Great War

106

Jeffery C. Larrabee
A Tale of Two Trucks: American Casualty Evacuation in World War I

123

Petter Wulff
Self-Defence on Foreign Ground: Sweden as a Bombing Nation

151

Dorotea Gucciardo
'Another of those Mad, Wild Schemes': Canadian Inventions to Win the Second World War

169

Colin A. Hempstead
Infrared Missiles, Some Young Scientists and a New Technology

179

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