The article discusses the debate among the main ideological groups in the Netherlands about the social impact of modern technology during the first phase of industrialization, 1850-1920. It provides an explanation of the convergence of opinion towards approval of modern technology after 1890, while earlier there was much opposition, especially from roman catholic and orthodox protestant leaders.

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Keywords 1850-1920, public debate, technology
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van Lente, D.. (1992). Ideology and technology. European History Quarterly. Retrieved from