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Electrical Modernity and the Historical Roots of Coal-Fired Power

Electrical Modernity and the Historical Roots of Coal-Fired Power

What's behind your electrical outlet?  How did the sprawling power lines of suburban expansion lead back to exploited environments and marginalized people at the peripheries of this growth?  Andrew Needham, History Professor of New York University will discuss these important questions at the nexus of urban, environmental, and American Indian history in his talk: "Electrical Modernity and the Historical Roots of Coal-Fired Power."