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Communication and empire : media, markets, and globalization, 1860-1930

Author: Dwayne Roy Winseck; Robert M Pike
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Series: American encounters/global interactions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on extensive research in corporate and government archives, Winseck and Pike illuminate the actions of companies and cartels during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth, in many different parts of the globe, including Africa, Asia, and Central and South America as well as Europe and North America.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dwayne Roy Winseck; Robert M Pike
ISBN: 9780822339120 0822339129 9780822339281 0822339285
OCLC Number: 76791960
Description: xx, 429 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : deep globalization and the global media in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth --
Building the global communication infrastructure : brakes and accelerators on new communication technologies, 1850-70 --
From the Guilded Age to the Progressive Era : the struggle for control in the Euro-American and South American communication markets, 1870-1905 --
Indo-European communication markets and the scrambling of Africa : communication and empire in the "Age of Disorder" --
Electronic kingdom and wired cities in the "Age of Disorder" : the struggle for control of China's national and global communication capabilities, 1870-1901 --
The politics of global media reform I, 1870-1905 : the early movements against private cable monopolies --
The politics of global media reform II, 1906-16 : rivalry and managed competition in the age of empire(s) and social reform --
Wireless, war, and communication networks, 1914-22 --
Thick and thin globalism : Wilson, the communication experts, and the American approach to global communications, 1918-22 --
Communication and informal empires : consortia and the evolution of South American and Asian communication markets, 1918-30 --
The Euro-American communication market and media merger mania : new technology and the political economy of communication in the 1920s --
Conclusions : the moving forces of early global media.
Series Title: American encounters/global interactions.
Responsibility: Dwayne R. Winseck and Robert M. Pike.
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