Webnotes 5-1 to 5-5
Webnote 5-1 | Webnote 5-2 | Webnote 5-3
Webnote 5-4 | Webnote 5-5
Sources of information about the Niagara Falls power plant:
Adams, Edward Dean, Niagara Power: History of the Niagara Falls Power
Company, 1886-1918. Evolution of its Central Power Station and Alternating
Current System (Niagara Falls, NY: The Niagara Falls Power Company, 1927). In
Sharlin, Harold, "Electrical Generation and Transmission," in Melvin
Kranzberg and Carroll Pursell, Jr., (eds.), Technology and Western
Civilization (New York, London, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1967).
Sources of information about Acheson and aluminum production:
- Acheson, Edward G., Edward Goodrich Acheson: A Pathfinder, (Pt. Huron, MI: Acheson Industries Inc., 1965), originally published in 1910.
- Wendel, William H., The Scratch Heard 'Round the World: The Story of the Carborundum Company, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 1965).
Sources of information about electrification in the United States:
- Hirsch, R. F., Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry, (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1989).
- Hughes, Thomas P., Networks of Power, (Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983).
- Nye, David E., Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, (Cambridge, MA.: The MIT Press, 1990).
- Rose, Mark, Cities of Light and Heat: Domesticating Gas and Electricity
in Urban America
(University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995)
- Tobey, Ronald, Technology as Freedom: The New Deal and the Electrical
Modernization of the American Home
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996).
- Williams, James, Energy and the Making of Modern California
(Akron, OH: University of Akron Press, 1997).
Sources of information about interior lighting in the late 19th and early 20th centuries:
- Bowers, Brian, Lengthening The Day, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).
- Bright, Arthur A. Jr., The Electric-Lamp Industry: Technological Change and Economic Development from 1800 to 1947, (New York: MacMillan Co., 1949).
- Hammond, Robert, The Electric Light in Our Homes, (New York: R. Worthington, 1884).
- Lighting Reference Files, Electricity Collections, National Museum of American History
Sources of information about various electrical appliances in the late 19th and early 20th centuries:
Cowan, Ruth Schwartz, "The 'Industrial Revolution' in the Home: Household
Technology and Social Change in the 20th Century," Technology and
Culture 17 (1976), pp. 1-23.
Cowan, Ruth Schwartz, More Work for Mother (New York: Basic Books, Inc.,
Giedion, Siegfried, Mechanization Takes Command (New York: Oxford
University Press, 1948).
Hoy, Suellen, "The Garbage Disposer, the Public Health, and the Good
Life," Technology and Culture 26 (1984), 758-784.
Lurito, Pamela, "The Message was Electric," IEEE Spectrum 21
no. 9 (Sept. 1984), pp. 84-95.
Schroeder, Fred E. H., "More 'Small Things Forgotten': Domestic Electrical
Plugs and Receptacles, 1881-1931," Technology and Culture 27
(1986), pp. 525-543.