Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History with Documents

Thomas Edison and Modern America A Brief History with Documents Thomas A Edison remains rooted in the popular imagination primarily as the inventor of the practical electric light but he also continues to function in the lexicons of advertising and politics as a

  • Title: Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History with Documents
  • Author: Theresa M. Collins
  • ISBN: 9780312247348
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • Thomas A Edison remains rooted in the popular imagination primarily as the inventor of the practical electric light, but he also continues to function in the lexicons of advertising and politics as a symbol of American individualism, ingenuity, and know how Introduced here with a broad range of primary sources for discussion, the American inventor emerges as a prolific mThomas A Edison remains rooted in the popular imagination primarily as the inventor of the practical electric light, but he also continues to function in the lexicons of advertising and politics as a symbol of American individualism, ingenuity, and know how Introduced here with a broad range of primary sources for discussion, the American inventor emerges as a prolific mind, a tireless worker, and an inveterate self promoter Examples of Edison s own experimental notes, his personal correspondence, as well as press accounts provide an opportunity to explore the themes of modernization and the American ideology of progress The volume includes an extended introduction, headnotes to the documents, illustrations, a chronology, discussion questions, a bibliography, and an index.

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    1. Amazing to know just one man brought us light, music and movies, an industry still in full bloom. I loved to finally learn how he made it happen.

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