Table of Contents for Age of Edison : Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America


Introduction. Inventing Edison 1(8)
One Inventing Electric Light
9(38)
Two Civic Light
47(24)
Three Creative Destruction: Edison and the Gas Companies
71(18)
Four Work Light
89(19)
Five Leisure Light
108(27)
Six Inventive Nation
135(23)
Seven Looking at Inventions, Inventing New Ways of Looking
158(16)
Eight Inventing a Profession
174(41)
Nine The Light of Civilization
215(25)
Ten Exuberance and Order
240(20)
Eleven Illumination Science
260(26)
Twelve Rural Light
286(17)
Epilogue. Electric Light's Golden Jubilee 303(10)
Acknowledgments 313(4)
Notes 317(26)
Illustration Credits 343(2)
Index 345