Book ID: CBB000700546

The Merchant of Power: Sam Insull, Thomas Edison, and the Creation of the Modern Metropolis (2006)

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Wasik, John F. (Author)


Palgrave Macmillan


Publication Date: 2006
Physical Details: x + 270 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index
Language: English

Description On the inventor and industrialist who helped create General Electric and the modern power grid.


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Review Schrag, Zachary M. (2007) Review of "The Merchant of Power: Sam Insull, Thomas Edison, and the Creation of the Modern Metropolis". Technology and Culture (p. 218). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Hochfelder, David P.
Edison, Thomas A.
Carlat, Louis
Collins, Theresa M.
Israel, Paul B.
Vanderbilt, Byron M.
Journals
Journal of Chemical Education
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Arkansas Historical Quarterly
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
Business History Review
Publishers
Johns Hopkins University Press
Walker
Harcourt
Cambridge University Press
University Press of Kansas
Black Swan Press
Concepts
Electrification
Electric power industry
Technology
Electricity; magnetism
Technology and industry
Power technology
People
Edison, Thomas Alva
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
18th century
21st century
Places
United States
North America: United States; Canada
Europe
New York City (New York, U.S.)
New York (U.S.)
Catalonia (Spain)
Institutions
London Stock Exchange
Anglo-American Brush Electric Light (firm)
Edison and Swan United Electric Light Company, Ltd.
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