Oct 22, 2019
In this episode Matt Crawford speaks with author Jeremy Zallen about his book American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light; 1750-1865. This book connects the sources of light from the early 19th century to the industries it illuminated and to the lives it shaped. Zallen weaves the story of whalers to crime in a newly brightened London and the making of candles to slave plantations in the south. A truly thought provoking read this book will stoke your thought in a unique way. I highly recommend it!