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Webnote 5-1

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 two volumes
  • 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).

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Webnote 5-2

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).

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Webnote 5-3  

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).

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Webnote 5-4

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

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Webnote 5-5

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., 1983).
  • 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.

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