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The Beginning Of How We Live Today

June 2024
1min read

The world of our ancestors became our world in the single generation that brought the railroad to the landscape and the coal stove to the kitchen. John Steele Gordon shows how the Industrial Revolution changed the domestic landscape with a cornucopia of innovations unimaginable a few decades before.

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