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"The Triumph of Human Empire" (Credit: The University of Chicago Press)
"The Triumph of Human Empire" (Credit: The University of Chicago Press)

We're passionate students of history here at Radio Boston, and today, we're looking back more than one hundred years to see how people grappled with the most profound change our species has yet endured, when humanity passed from being part of nature, to controlling it.

This time is more commonly known as the industrial revolution. Rosalind Williams, a professor in MIT's Science, Technology and Society program, has formed her own understanding of that time through a close examination of three major writers and artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries.  It's the focus of her book, The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World.

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Rosalind Williams, a professor in the Science, Technology and Society program at MIT, and author of The Triumph of Human Empire: Verne, Morris, and Stevenson at the End of the World.

This segment aired on November 4, 2013.

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