A few days ago
Innovater Jill

Why isn’t Nikola Tesla in our History Books?

I was reading my American History book yesterday. We were on the Industrial Revolution of the late 1800s. I was surprised to see Thomas Edison mentioned and not Tesla.

Edison might have invented the lightbulb, but Nikola Tesla powered it with his invention of alternating current. My history book also mentioned Macroni used the first radio waves. In 1943, the Supreme Court ruled Nikola Tesla had the discovery first. I find it strange the truth isn’t in my “educational” book.

Does this mean that truly the corporations rule the politics and education? I always knew the economy had a big rule in politics, but I didn’t think it would be big enough to justify a huge lie like this.

Here is a link with good information. I found it very truthful with his autobiography and other information sources.


If you have any answers or opinions, I would like to hear them. Thanks.

Top 3 Answers
A few days ago
milton b

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You won’t find George Westinghouse or John Browning mentioned in the history books you read in school either. Most of the history taught in school is political history. The history of social development, science and technology, the arts or almost anything else is given little space in the public school history course.

7 years ago
Because Tesla wanted the entire world to benefit from his work, and he wanted to abolish war. These are two very anti-capitalist ideas.

A few days ago
Giving wikipedia as a source doesn’t give much validity to your arguement. Anyone can edit wikipedia to say anything they want.

It was Westinghouse and Edison that argued over AC current and DC current.