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The Resource Electric City : the lost history of Ford and Edison's American utopia, Thomas Hager

Electric City : the lost history of Ford and Edison's American utopia, Thomas Hager

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Electric City : the lost history of Ford and Edison's American utopia
Title
Electric City
Title remainder
the lost history of Ford and Edison's American utopia
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hager
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
During the roaring twenties, two of the most revered and influential men in American business proposed to transform one of the country's poorest regions into a dream technological metropolis, a shining paradise of small farms, giant factories, and sparkling laboratories. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's "Detroit of the South" would be ten times the size of Manhattan, powered by renewable energy, and free of air pollution. And it would reshape American society, introducing mass commuting by car, use a new kind of currency called "energy dollars," and have the added benefit (from Ford and Edison's view) of crippling the growth of socialism. The whole audacious scheme almost came off, with Southerners rallying to support what became known as the Ford Plan. But while some saw it as a way to conjure the future and reinvent the South, others saw it as one of the biggest land swindles of all time. They were all true. Electric City is a rich chronicle of the time and the social backdrop, and offers a fresh look at the lives of the two men who almost saw the project to fruition, the forces that came to oppose them, and what rose in its stead: a new kind of public corporation called the Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the greatest achievements of the New Deal. This is a history for a wide audience, including readers interested in American history, technology, politics, and the future
Cataloging source
YDX
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Hager, Thomas
Dewey number
970.980
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F334.M85
LC item number
H34 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Ford, Henry
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • Muscle Shoals (Ala.)
  • Tennessee River Valley
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Ford, Henry
  • Cities and towns
  • City planning
  • United States
Label
Electric City : the lost history of Ford and Edison's American utopia, Thomas Hager
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1200494933
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781419747960
Lccn
2020944922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1200494933
Label
Electric City : the lost history of Ford and Edison's American utopia, Thomas Hager
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1200494933
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
296 pages
Isbn
9781419747960
Lccn
2020944922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1200494933

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