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The Battle for Cable Supremacy

Simone M. Müller

in Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231174329
eISBN:
9780231540261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 examines the economic aspects of the business of submarine telegraphy with a strong focus on the 1870s when crucial structures and trends emerged. Key actors in this chapter are John ... More


Realities

Jean-Michel Johnston

in Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198856887
eISBN:
9780191890055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856887.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter highlights the collaboration between individuals in state institutions and the private sector during the 1840s in Bremen, Bavaria, Prussia, and Austria. Earlier expectations for the ... More


Staying Ahead, Falling Behind

Jean-Michel Johnston

in Networks of Modernity: Germany in the Age of the Telegraph, 1830-1880

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198856887
eISBN:
9780191890055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856887.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This chapter details the efforts of states to provide a ubiquitous telegraph service during the 1860s, and the tensions which emerged between the growing numbers of people and places competing for ... More


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