Nikola Tesla and the War of the Currents, Part 2

By 1887, Nikola Tesla secured seven patents for components of his alternating current system. In 1888, George Westinghouse offered to hire Tesla to develop the AC system, and that's when the Current War really got underway.

A photograph of Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) at age 40.

Topics in this Podcast: American history, U.S. history, science history, war of the currents, Thomas Edison, 19th century