1st Edition

Telegraph Messenger Boys
Labor, Communication and Technology, 1850-1950

ISBN 9780415931090
Published May 15, 2002 by Routledge
258 Pages 30 Color Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

In Telegraph Messenger Boys Gregory J. Downey provides an entirely new perspective on the telegraph system: a communications network that revolutionized human perceptions of time and space. The book goes beyond the advent of the telegraphy and tells a broader story of human interaction with technology and the social and cultural changes it brought about.


Telegraph Messenger Boys offers intriguing analytical approaches for labor historians and is a worthy contribution to communications history.

William S. Pretzer

Henry Ford Museum

Dearborn, Michigan