The Resource The electric city : energy and the growth of the Chicago area, 1880-1930, Harold L. Platt

The electric city : energy and the growth of the Chicago area, 1880-1930, Harold L. Platt

Label
The electric city : energy and the growth of the Chicago area, 1880-1930
Title
The electric city
Title remainder
energy and the growth of the Chicago area, 1880-1930
Statement of responsibility
Harold L. Platt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes consumers' shifting habits of fuel consumption, tracing how use of wood led to burning coal and coal gas, to the arrival, to the arrival of the arc lamp, and then the coming of electricity. Shows that the city government and utility brokers faced two problems: how to generate a cheap supply of electricity, and how to sell electrical energy to people who were already enjoying gas services. The solutions were found by Samuel Insull, president of Commonwealth Edison Company, who put electrical technology on a sound economic footing
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Platt, Harold L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9685.U6
LC item number
C556 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Insull, Samuel
  • Insull, Samuel
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Electric utilities
  • Electrification
  • Electrificación
  • Electric utilities
  • Electrification
  • Elektriciteitsvoorziening
  • Stedelijke ontwikkeling
  • Elektrizitätsversorgung
  • Elektrizitätsversorgung
  • Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Area metropolitana)
  • Illinois
  • Chicago (Ill., Region)
  • Chicago, Ill.
Label
The electric city : energy and the growth of the Chicago area, 1880-1930, Harold L. Platt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The energy revolution in the city, 1880-1898. Introduction: The search for better lighting, 1848-1880. The city that coal built ; The gaslight era ; The origins of the electrical revolution -- The battle of the lighting systems, 1880-1893. The fight for the central business district ; The introduction of the arc lamp ; The coming of the Edison system ; The crisis of urban politics, 1880-1893. The corruption of government-business relations ; The consolidation of corporate power -- The rise of Samuel Insull, 1893-1898. The culture of technology ; The perils of progress ; The economics of "natural" monopoly ; The gospel of consumption -- Part II: Metropolitan webs of power, 1898-1914. The "massing of production," 1898-1908. Building a sales campaign ; Building the load ; Building a political consensus -- The electric city, 1902-1912. Electricity comes to the neighborhood ; Electricity comes to the urban fringe ; Electricity comes into the home -- The suburban matrix of energy, 1902-1914. Electricity comes to main street ; Metropolitan connections ; Regional networks ; A regional community of energy consumers -- Part III: The integration of a region, 1914-1932. The energy crisis and the birth of the machine age, 1914-1919. "This is war" ; "Mechanization takes command" ; "Diversify, fertilize, motorize, specialize" ; "A gold-plated anarchist" -- The emergence of an energy-intensive society, 1919-1928. "How long should a wife live?" ; "Where will you rear your children?" ; "How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm?" -- A ubiquitous world of energy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 381 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226670751
Lccn
90038285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)21873568
Label
The electric city : energy and the growth of the Chicago area, 1880-1930, Harold L. Platt
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The energy revolution in the city, 1880-1898. Introduction: The search for better lighting, 1848-1880. The city that coal built ; The gaslight era ; The origins of the electrical revolution -- The battle of the lighting systems, 1880-1893. The fight for the central business district ; The introduction of the arc lamp ; The coming of the Edison system ; The crisis of urban politics, 1880-1893. The corruption of government-business relations ; The consolidation of corporate power -- The rise of Samuel Insull, 1893-1898. The culture of technology ; The perils of progress ; The economics of "natural" monopoly ; The gospel of consumption -- Part II: Metropolitan webs of power, 1898-1914. The "massing of production," 1898-1908. Building a sales campaign ; Building the load ; Building a political consensus -- The electric city, 1902-1912. Electricity comes to the neighborhood ; Electricity comes to the urban fringe ; Electricity comes into the home -- The suburban matrix of energy, 1902-1914. Electricity comes to main street ; Metropolitan connections ; Regional networks ; A regional community of energy consumers -- Part III: The integration of a region, 1914-1932. The energy crisis and the birth of the machine age, 1914-1919. "This is war" ; "Mechanization takes command" ; "Diversify, fertilize, motorize, specialize" ; "A gold-plated anarchist" -- The emergence of an energy-intensive society, 1919-1928. "How long should a wife live?" ; "Where will you rear your children?" ; "How you gonna keep 'em down on the farm?" -- A ubiquitous world of energy
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 381 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780226670751
Lccn
90038285
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)21873568

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