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RenÉe Blackburn

Renée Blackburn studies the history of technology, looking at the ways in which designers and engineers added safety features into automobile design, before the American auto industry was federally regulated. She is also interested in risk, regulation, and accidents, with projects focusing on the Boston Molasses Disaster in 1919 and also on airbag development in the 1960s and 1970s.

Key words

business and economic history; history of technology; automotive history; regulation; risk; industrial accidents; engineering; gender



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