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Cables, crises, and the press : the geopolitics of the new international information system in the Americas, 1866-1903

Author: John A Britton
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent decades the Internet has played what may seem to be a unique role in international crises. This book reveals an interesting parallel in the late nineteenth century, when a new  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John A Britton
ISBN: 9780826353979 0826353975 9780826353986 0826353983
OCLC Number: 840460687
Description: xiii, 473 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Main themes and organization of the book --
1. Introduction to the new international information system --
2. Building the international cable system --
3. Raising false hopes : international communications and international crises in Latin America, 1866-1881 --
4. War, diplomacy, and propaganda : Chilean-U.S. relations, 1866-1880s --
5. European intrusions, domestic disorder, and U.S. armed intervention : Central America in the 1880s --
6. Confrontation via the information system : Chile and the United States, 1889-1892 --
7. Popularization of the imperial mentality : from border crisis to hemispheric hegemony --
8. Propaganda, public uproar, and the threat of war : the United States, Great Britain, and the Venezuelan boundary controversy --
9. Information flow and revolution : Cuba, Spain, and the United States --
10. Diplomacy under stress : Washington, Havana, and Madrid --
11. Information flow, the U.S. press and the war with Spain --
12. The Panama conspiracy --
13. Celebrations of heroism and power --
Conclusion : The ominous triumph of popular culture.
Responsibility: John A. Britton.
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