The Residential Adoption of Electricity in Early Twentieth-Century America
Arthur G. Woolf
The Energy Journal, 1987, vol. Volume 8, issue Number 2, pages 19-30
The commercial development of electricity in the late nineteenth century brought about a technological revolution comparable to, if not exceeding, the development of the steam engine more than a century earlier. While the steam engine laid the groundwork for the Industrial Revolution and altered the social, economic, and political framework of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Western Europe, the development of electricity had an equally significant impact in a later era.
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