Learn about the 19th century’s transportation revolution.

Presented by Captain Karl August Bergmann

The nineteenth century saw the single greatest revolution in transportation. In 1803 steam power was a curiosity compared to millennia-old wind and muscle power. By 1903 steam and internal combustion were annihilating distance and sending humanity into the skies. Learn about what made the nineteenth century so steamy.

Captain Karl August Bergmann (B.A. Klapper) is a writer, historian, tabletop gamer, and polymath. He has a particular interest in nineteenth century history and the development of transportation and financial networks. When he isn’t dealing with a temporal crisis as captain of the airship Amelia, you can either find him reading a book or living on the internet.


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