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A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders

Electricity and Enlightenment in Early America

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$31.50 • £25.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674022997

Publication Date: 10/15/2006

Short

384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

15 halftones, 2 maps

World

  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction: Seizing the Lightning
  • 1. Atlantic Circuits
  • 2. Lightning Rods and the Direction of Nature
  • 3. Wonderful Recreations
  • 4. Electrical Politics and Political Electricity
  • 5. How to Handle an Electric Eel
  • 6. Electrical Humanitarianism
  • 7. Electricity as Common Sense
  • Conclusion: What Is American Enlightenment?
  • Notes
  • Illustration Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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