Thomas A. Edison and the Modernization of America (Library of American Biography Series) / Edition 1

Thomas A. Edison and the Modernization of America (Library of American Biography Series) / Edition 1

by Martin Melosi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0673396258

ISBN-13: 9780673396259

Pub. Date: 01/07/1997

Publisher: Longman

Thomas A. Edison and the Modernization of America is a captivating narrative that chronicles America’s most formidable inventor. Martin Melosi creates a dynamic historical narrative by relating Edison’s personal history to larger cultural, political and economic trends. Melosi adeptly reveals the workings of Edison’s mind as well as his inventions

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Thomas A. Edison and the Modernization of America is a captivating narrative that chronicles America’s most formidable inventor. Martin Melosi creates a dynamic historical narrative by relating Edison’s personal history to larger cultural, political and economic trends. Melosi adeptly reveals the workings of Edison’s mind as well as his inventions’ lasting affect on the nation. The titles in the Library of American Biography Series make ideal supplements for American History Survey courses or other courses in American history where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief, and inexpensive, each interpretive biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of American history and national life. In addition, each biography relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780673396259
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/07/1997
Series:
Library of American Biography Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
221
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 7.49(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Author's Preface

  1. On the Urban Frontier
  2. Itinerant Telegrapher
  3. An Inventor’s Apprenticeship
  4. Invention Factory
  5. Success in a Cotton Thread
  6. Electrifying the World
  7. Gilded Age Industrialist
  8. The Persistence of Vision
  9. The Corporate Image
  10. The Wizard at War
  11. Twilight Years
  12. Legacy

Study and Discussion Questions

A Note on the Sources

Index

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