and expanding upon his earlier depictions of encroaching mechanization
within American culture."In addition, Dr. Hewitson argues that “'War
Matters' can be seen as anticipating later similar treatments of issues
of mechanization and its potential for profound subjective and social
realignments, such as Herman Melville’s Battle-Pieces and Aspects
of the War, Mark Twain’s Connecticut Yankee in Kng Arthur’s
Court and Henry Adams’ Education of Henry Adams.