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Cities of Light and Heat Domesticating Gas and Electricity in Urban America

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ISBN-10: 0271024828

ISBN-13: 9780271024820

Edition: 1995

Authors: Mark H. Rose

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Cities of Light and Heat takes us to Kansas City and Denver during the late nineteenth century when gas and electricity were introduced to these "instant cities" of the west. With rich detail, Mark Rose shows how the new technology spread during the next century from a few streets and businesses within the city limits to countless private homes in the suburbs. In Kansas City and Denver, as in most communities throughout the U.S., business executives, city leaders, and engineers acted as early promoters of the new technology. But by the early 1900s educators, home builders, architects, and salespersons were becoming increasingly important as gas and electric utilities and appliances reached…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 3/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.10" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English