EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

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

Abstract: 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.

JEL-codes: F0 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1987
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.iaee.org/en/publications/ejarticle.aspx?id=1822 (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to IAEE members and subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:aen:journl:1987v08-02-a02

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.iaee.org/en/publications/ejsearch.aspx

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in The Energy Journal from International Association for Energy Economics
Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by David Williams ().

 
Page updated 2012-06-15
Handle: RePEc:aen:journl:1987v08-02-a02