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