Electric Shocks and Surprises
Lecture no. 27 from the course: The Industrial Revolution
Taught by Professor Patrick N. Allitt | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
We take electricity for granted today, but in the 19th century it was a sensation. Review the science behind electrical technology, from Ben Franklin and Alessandro Volta to Michael Faraday and Samuel Morse. Then learn about the rivalry between Thomas Edison’s direct current and George Westinghouse’s alternating current.