Coal and the Industrial Revolution
Coal Consumption (1850-1900)
This graph, developed in 2003, shows the speed with which coal, particularly bituminous coal, took over as the central American energy source at the end of the 20th century.
Schurr, Sam H. and Bruce C. Netschert. Energy in the American Economy, 1850-1975. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1960, 36-37.