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The Residential Adoption of Electricity in Early Twentieth-Century America

Arthur G. Woolf

The Energy Journal, 1987, vol. Volume 8, issue Number 2, 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
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