Backstory: Climate Control- The History of Heating and Cooling

The History Guys look at how Americans have stayed warm in winter and cool in summer. As they examine the "stove revolution" of the mid-19th century and the advent of air conditioning a century later, they uncover the far-reaching implications of climate control on everything from architecture and leisure to settlement patterns and national politics. And as they trace changing ideals of "comfort" in America, they ask what lessons history has to offer today, as we grapple with past energy choices and look towards a more sustainable future.

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