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Technology as freedom : the New Deal and the electrical modernization of the American home

Author: Ronald C Tobey
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Technology as Freedom tells how the New Deal brought electrical modernization to the mass of American households and how that dramatic change helped to reshape American home life. Contrary to the claims of a generation of historians that the nation's private free-market economy and the demands of society's lower orders produced domestic electrification, Ronald Tobey argues that this modernization of the American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tobey, Ronald C.
Technology as freedom.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96023123
(OCoLC)34730134
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald C Tobey
ISBN: 0585079358 9780585079356 9780520204218 0520204212
OCLC Number: 44961153
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 316 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: Did electrical modernization cause a social revolution in the American home in the 1920s? --
The limits of private electrical modernization, 1919-1929 --
The reform tradition: rates and the failure of private electrical modernization --
Homes or industry? the modernization debate in the 1920s --
The New Deal in electrical modernization --
The New Deal saves the home, 1933-1949 --
Political paths of electrical modernization --
The culmination of the New Deal in electrical modernization, 1945-1960.
Responsibility: Ronald C. Tobey.
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Before 1930, the domestic market in the USA for electrical appliances was segemented, but New Deal policies created a true mass market. This text tells how the New Deal and the dramatic change of  Read more...

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