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What’s the Matter with Networks?: Spectacular Technology, US Mission, and Global Unity

Jenna Supp-Montgomerie

in When the Medium Was the Mission: The Atlantic Telegraph and the Religious Origins of Network Culture

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479801480
eISBN:
9781479801503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801480.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first chapter takes up the promise of perfect technology and theories of materialism to clarify religion’s role in the establishment of the global telegraph network. Among the primary agents for ... More


Mark Twain the Chinese Boxer: Reflections and Reformation of a Red-Hot Anti-Imperialist

Selina Lai-Henderson

in Mark Twain in China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789646
eISBN:
9780804794756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789646.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses Twain’s anti-imperialist position and involvement with the American Anti-Imperialist League as he returned from Europe in 1900. Twain was infuriated as imperial powers ... More


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