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by Linda Simon

Author: Linda Simon
Subcategory: Engineering
Language: English
Publisher: Mariner Books; 1st Paperback Edition edition (April 18, 2005)
Pages: 368 pages
Category: Engineering and Transport
Rating: 4.6
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In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers a vivid cultural history that delves into those questions, using newspapers, novels, and .

In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers a vivid cultural history that delves into those questions, using newspapers, novels, and other primary sources. She concludes with the discovery of the x-ray, which like so many medical effects of the new technology was widely and eagerly accepted, and people were thrilled to get a peep at their own insides. Even so, other people saw this as a new menace against privacy, and one company sold X-ray-proof underwear.

In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers the first cultural history that delves into those questions, using newspapers, novels, and other primary sources. Tracing fifty years of technological transformation, from Morse's invention of the telegraph to Roentgen's discovery of X rays, she has created a revealing portrait of an anxious ag. .

In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers a vivid cultural history that delves into those questions, using newspapers, novels, and other primary sources

In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers a vivid cultural history that delves into those questions, using newspapers, novels, and other primary sources. Tracing fifty years of technological transformation, from Morse's invention of the telegraph to Roentgen's discovery of X rays, she has created a revealing portrait of an anxious age.

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In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers the first cultural history that delves into those questions, using . Tracing fifty years of technological transformation, from Morse's invention of the telegraph to Roentgen's discovery of X-rays, she has created a revealing portrait of an anxious age. Specifications.

Dark Light is a surprising book. Although not a professor of history, Linda Simon is associate professor of English at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and it shows. I have to admit it took me a while to figure where we were going in the enterprise. From the early days of SB Morse and the telegraph,(artist turned inventor and promoter), to some weird "New Age" (for the time) ideas about electricity and health, the incredible carrers of Edison, Tesla (the overlooked genius), among many others, this book scores a bull's eye.

In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers the first cultural history that delves into those . 10. Dark Light: Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-ray. Seller Inventory APC9780156032445. The modern world imagines that the invention of electricity was greeted with great enthusiasm. But in 1879 Americans reacted to the advent of electrification with suspicion and fear.

This thought-provoking book by Linda Simon, a professor of English at Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, . offers a cultural history of late 19th-century America, "when electricity was a force stronger in the imagination than in reality. She describes the deeply ambiguous feelings of many people about electricity and what she believes to be the present-day consequences of these views.

Linda Simon (born 12 December 1946) is professor emerita of English at.Dark Light: Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-Ray (Harcourt, 2004; Harvest, 2005).

Linda Simon (born 12 December 1946) is professor emerita of English at Skidmore College. A trip to Paris inspired Simon’s first book, Gertrude Stein: A Composite Portrait (Avon, 1974), which then led to her writing a biography of Stein's companion Alice B. Toklas. Simon is drawn to biographical subjects who defied expectations in forging their identity and life path, including Toklas, the philosopher and psychologist William James, and fashion designer Coco Chanel. The Critical Reception of Henry James: Creating a Master (Camden House, 2007).

The modern world imagines that the invention of electricity was greeted with great enthusiasm. But in 1879 Americans reacted to the advent of electrification with suspicion and fear. Forty years after Thomas Edison invented the incandescent bulb, only 20 percent of American families had wired their homes. Meanwhile, electrotherapy emerged as a popular medical treatment for everything from depression to digestive problems. Why did Americans welcome electricity into their bodies even as they kept it from their homes? And what does their reaction to technological innovation then have to teach us about our reaction to it today? In Dark Light, Linda Simon offers the first cultural history that delves into those questions, using newspapers, novels, and other primary sources. Tracing fifty years of technological transformation, from Morse's invention of the telegraph to Roentgen's discovery of X-rays, she has created a revealing portrait of an anxious age.