Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Communication and Technology, 1850-1950, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Telegraph Messenger Boys

Labor, Communication and Technology, 1850-1950, 1st Edition

By Gregory J. Downey

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258 pages | 30 Color Illus.

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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.

Reviews

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOC026030
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
TEC056000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History