How the Telegraph Changed the World (by William J. Phalen)


Author(s): William J. Phalen

Publisher: McFarland
Publish date: 2014-12-01
ISBN-10: 078649445X
ISBN-13: 9780786494453
Language: English
Description: Invented in the 1830's, the telegraph soon became indispensable. By
1851 there were more than 50 companies providing telegraphic
service in the United States alone. The telegraph played a pivotal
role in warfare beginning with the American Civil War, featured
prominently in the creation of the first large American
corporation, Western Union, and made possible long distance
communication with the laying of the transatlantic cable. This book
describes the global impact of the telegraph from its advent to its
eventual eclipse by the telephone four decades later.

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