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David Lilienthal and the Era of Public Power

Jeremiah D. Lambert

in The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029506
eISBN:
9780262330985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029506.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

During the election of 1932 Roosevelt attacked public utility holding companies as an evil and inveighed against the “Insull monstrosity.” Once in office, with the indispensable support of Senator ... More


Samuel Insull: Architect and Prime Mover of the Electric Utility Business in the United States

Jeremiah D. Lambert

in The Power Brokers: The Struggle to Shape and Control the Electric Power Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029506
eISBN:
9780262330985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029506.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Using the career of Samuel Insull as a template, this chapter describes the origins and development of the electric power business in the United States from the 1890’s to the early 1930’s. During ... More


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