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v. 8, no. 2: Dialogues: History of Technology in Africa and the Americas


September 28th, 2020 by: Mikael Wolfe

Cuba’s “Battle of Spare Parts” Against the US Blockade (1961-1964)

 Technology’s Stories v. 8, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2020.09.28.07 Wolfe_Cuba’s Battle of Spare Parts People tell many stories about the Cuban Revolution of 1959 but two tend to predominate. The first marks the triumph of the revolution through armed struggle, either celebrating (or, depending upon the politics of the writer, lamenting) the end of Cuba’s…

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September 28th, 2020 by: Sonia Robles

“Good luck and Buenos Notches”: Early Amateur Interactions with Mexican Radio

 Technology’s Stories v. 8, no. 2 – DOI: 10.15763/jou.ts.2020.09.28.08 Robles_Good Luck   From the mid-1920s to the 1930s hundreds of shortwave radio amateurs in the United States and Canada including DXers (distance fiends, as they called themselves), Mexican citizens, European immigrants, housewives, and teenagers, frequently tuned in to transmissions from Mexican stations and penned letters…

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