Technology and Culture, Vol. 27, No. 4, Special Issue: Engineering in the Twentieth Century (Oct., 1986), pp. 683-693.
Engineering is as a technical a field as you could get, and not a discipline that one normally associates with public-orientated local history. Nevertheless, such a perception is misleading. In recent years Engineering Heritage Australia has opened up a very large field of the history of engineering practices both across the state and in local areas.i The reading here is a very extensive review of the engineering profession in the United States from the local perspective. What is particularly special about Sinclair’s paper is how it elaborates on national themes specific to the profession and links those ideas to local events.
i See https://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/engineering-heritage-australia , accessed 1 May 2015.