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Civilian Nuclear Power

Daniel Pope.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online June 2019 .

Article. Subjects: US History since 1945; Political History; Economic History; History of Science and Technology; Environmental History. 10023 words.

Nuclear power in the United States has had an uneven history and faces an uncertain future. Promising in the 1950s electricity “too cheap to meter,” nuclear power has failed to come close...

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Skyscrapers and Tall Buildings

Elihu Rubin.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History

P ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Economic History; US Cultural History; History of Science and Technology. 12533 words.

The tall building—the most popular and conspicuous emblem of the modern American city—stands as an index of economic activity, civic aspirations, and urban development. Enmeshed in the...

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