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Age of Edison Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

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ISBN-10: 1594204268

ISBN-13: 9781594204265

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ernest Freeberg

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The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edison’s incandescent lightbulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the lightbulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense of the birth of a new age. More than any other invention, the electric light marked the arrival of modernity.The lightbulb became a catalyst for the nation’s transformation from a rural to an urban-dominated culture. City streetlights defined zones between rich and poor, and the electrical grid sharpened the line between town and country. “Bright lights” meant “big city.” Like moths to a flame,…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 2/21/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English