Coal & empire : the birth of energy security in industrial America
Peter A. Shulman (Author)
By exploring how the security dimensions of energy were not intrinsically linked to a particular source of power but rather to political choices about America's role in the world, Shulman ultimately suggests that contemporary global struggles over energy will never disappear, even if oil is someday displaced by alternative sources of power.--Richard F. Hirsh, Virginia Tech, author of Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System "Canadian Journal of History"
Print Book, English, 2019
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Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2019
xii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Empire and the Politics of Information2. Engineering Economy3. The Economy of Time and Space4. The Slavery Solution5. The Debate over Coaling Station6. Inventing LogisticsConclusionChronological Listing of Cited Congressional Publicationsfrom the United States Serial SetNotesBibliographic EssayIndex