The Hudson Library will be hosting Thomas Hager on May 25th at 7pm. Hager will be discussing his book Electric City.
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During the roaring twenties Ford and Edison proposed to transform one of the country’s poorest regions into a dream technological metropolis powered by renewable energy and free of air pollution. This scheme, that in their view it would reshape American society, almost came off. But while some saw it as a way to conjure the future and reinvent the South, others saw it as one of the biggest land swindles of all time. They were all true. Electric City is a rich chronicle of the time and the social backdrop, and offers a fresh look at the lives of the two men who almost saw the project to fruition, the forces that came to oppose them, and what rose in its stead.
The extraordinary, unknown story of two giants of American history—Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—and their attempt to create an electric-powered city of tomorrow on the Tennessee River
During the roaring twenties, two of the most revered and influential men in American business proposed to transform one of the country’s poorest regions into a dream technological