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Power lines : electricity in American life and letters, 1882-1952 / Jennifer L. Lieberman.

By: Lieberman, Jennifer L [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Inside technology: Publisher: Cambridge, Massachesetts : MIT Press, c2017Description: ix, 270 pages : Illustrations, facsimiles ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780262036375.Subject(s): Electrification -- Social aspects -- United States -- History | Electric power -- Social aspects -- United States -- History | Technology in literature -- History | American literature -- History and criticism
Introduction: power lines -- Mark Twain and the technological fallacy -- Shock and sensibility: the rhetorics of electric execution -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman's human storage battery and other fantasies of interconnection -- The call of the wires: Jack London and the interpretive flexibility of electrical power -- Ralph Ellison, Lewis Mumford, and the hope of a technological humanism -- Conclusion: the power of lines.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [247]-264) and index.

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