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The telegraph in America, 1832-1920

Author: David Hochfelder
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Examines the correlation between technological innovation and social change and shows how this transformative relationship helps us to understand and perhaps define modernity"--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hochfelder
ISBN: 9781421407470 9781421407975 1421407477 1421407973
OCLC Number: 789661478
Description: viii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Here the telegraph came forceably into play": the telegraph during the Civil War --
"As a telegraph for the people it is a signal failure": the postal telegraph movement --
"There is a public voracity for telegraphic news": the telegraph, written language, and journalism --
"The ticker is always a treacherous servant": the telegraph and the rise of modern finance capitalism --
"Western Union, by Grace of FCC and A.T. & T.": The telegraph, the telephone, and the logic of industrial succession.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: David Hochfelder.

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