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Electricity in the American economy : agent of technological progress

Author: Sam H Schurr; Electric Power Research Institute.
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, ©1990.
Series: Contributions in economics and economic history, no. 117.
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Electricity has penetrated deeply into virtually every aspect of American life, be it in industry, the home, or in the rapidly growing commercial and service sectors. This book documents and analyzes the existence of a strong, and growing, synergy between technological progress and the use of electrified production techniques in the United States during the twentieth century. The authors use two types of information  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Electricity in the American economy.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1990
(DLC) 90038411
(OCoLC)21905837
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam H Schurr; Electric Power Research Institute.
ISBN: 9780313036392 031303639X
OCLC Number: 652531512
Notes: "Published under the auspices of the Electric Power Research Institute."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 443 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Figures and Tables; Preface; Overview; Part I: Electricity in Manufacturing: Its Role in the Organization of Production Systems; Introduction; 1. Electrified Mechanical Drive: The Historical Power Distribution Revolution; 2. Electricity in Information Management: The Evolution of Electronic Control; Part II: Electricity in Manufacturing: Its Role in Materials Processing; Introduction; 3. Early Developments in Electroprocessing: New Products, New Industries; 4. Recent Trends Affecting Process Electrification: Costs, Industry Types, and Processing Options.
Series Title: Contributions in economics and economic history, no. 117.
Responsibility: Sam H. Schurr [and others].

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Electricity has penetrated deeply into virtually every aspect of American life, be it in industry, the home, or in the rapidly growing commercial and service sectors. This book documents and analyzes the existence of a strong, and growing, synergy between technological progress and the use of electrified production techniques in the United States during the twentieth century. The authors use two types of information in their work: case studies of the ways in which technological progress in particular industries and economic sectors has depended upon the adoption of electrified methods of produ.

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