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The Resource Wiring the world : the social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks, Simone M. Müller, (electronic resource)

Wiring the world : the social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks, Simone M. Müller, (electronic resource)

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Wiring the world : the social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks
Title
Wiring the world
Title remainder
the social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks
Statement of responsibility
Simone M. Müller
Title variation
Social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The successful laying of a transatlantic cable in 1866 remade world communications. A message could travel across the ocean in minutes, shrinking the space between continents, cultures, and nations. An eclectic group of engineers, entrepreneurs, politicians, and media visionaries then developed this technology into a telecommunications system that spread a particular vision of civilization-but not everyone wanted to wire the world the same way. Wiring the Worldis a cultural and social history that explores how the large Anglo-American cable companies won out over alternative visions. Bitter rivalries emerged over telegram prices, visions for world peace, scientific innovation, and the role of the nation-state. Such struggles determined the growth of cable technology, which in turn influenced world history. Filled with fascinating characters and new insights into pivotal events,Wiring the Worldtraces globalization's diverse paths and close ties to business and politics
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NhCcYBP
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Müller, Simone M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
  • Columbia studies in international and global history
  • JSTOR eBooks
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  • Telegraph
  • Transatlantic cables
  • Telegraph
Label
Wiring the world : the social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks, Simone M. Müller, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/mull17432
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-354) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: actors of globalization and the wiring of the world -- Atlantic beginnings : the class of 1866 and the formation of "telegraphic" networks -- Come to wire the world : world economy and the battle for Atlantic cable supremacy -- The imagined globe : of the electric union, universal peace and the "great civilizer" -- Weltcommunication : economic intelligence, global news and "social messaging" -- The world's telegraphic knowledge and the professionalization of the telegraph engineer -- The politics of the world's electric nerves : strategic nationalism, cable diplomacy, and imperial control -- Conclusion: the class of 1866 and globalization -- Appendix: the actors' biographies -- Bibliography
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ybp12892130
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780231540261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946216163
Label
Wiring the world : the social and cultural creation of global telegraph networks, Simone M. Müller, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/mull17432
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-354) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: actors of globalization and the wiring of the world -- Atlantic beginnings : the class of 1866 and the formation of "telegraphic" networks -- Come to wire the world : world economy and the battle for Atlantic cable supremacy -- The imagined globe : of the electric union, universal peace and the "great civilizer" -- Weltcommunication : economic intelligence, global news and "social messaging" -- The world's telegraphic knowledge and the professionalization of the telegraph engineer -- The politics of the world's electric nerves : strategic nationalism, cable diplomacy, and imperial control -- Conclusion: the class of 1866 and globalization -- Appendix: the actors' biographies -- Bibliography
Control code
ybp12892130
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 371 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780231540261
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946216163

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