Synopsis : "Describes how P.T. Barnum's Topsy the elephant was electrocuted in Coney Island with 6600 volts of alternating current as proof that it was much more dangerous than direct current in an ongoing dispute between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. 25,000 first printing."
File Size : 5.34 MB
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Audience : Scholarly/Undergraduate
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Cruelty to animals was considered entertaining by many people in nineteenth-century America. At a time when...
Stories of animal cruelty and electrical wizardry reveal the ruthlessness of history's "great" men. Topsy, a popular,...