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The Invisible Weapon: Telecommunications and International Politics, 1851-1945
     

The Invisible Weapon: Telecommunications and International Politics, 1851-1945

by Daniel R. Headrick
 

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Telecommunications and International Politics 1851-1945.Headrick examines the political history of telecommunications from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II, and illustrates how this technology gave nations a new instrument for international relations.

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Telecommunications and International Politics 1851-1945.Headrick examines the political history of telecommunications from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II, and illustrates how this technology gave nations a new instrument for international relations.

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"A mine of useful information for communication researchers....The data presented here represent a major contribution to the field and will be of immense value to scholars interested in the historical linkages between mass media and communication technology."— ournal of Communication

"This is a well-balanced book that presents the growth of telecommunications techologies within a global context."—Journal of World History

"Headrick's broad-ranging study of the connections between international communications and world politics from the rise of the submarine cable to the end of World War II makes a major contribution."—Journal of Interdisciplinary History

"The value of Headrick's book to communication historians is primarily in its compilation of a wealth of examples and minute details about Western cable development and politics the world over.... A good resource for anyone interested in the early global development of telecommunications."—Journalism History

"With The Invisible Weapon Daniel Headrick puts the capstone on a decade of solid research centered on technology and global politics during the nineteenth and twentieth century....A work that furture historians will turn to repeatedly as the study of information and communications takes on increasing intellectual and social importance."—Business History Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199930333
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel R. Headrick is Professor Emeritus of Social Science and History at Roosevelt University and author of numerous books on world history, including Power over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present, Technology: A World History (OUP, 2009), When Information Came of Age (OUP, 2000), The Tentacles of Progress (OUP, 1988), and The Tools of Empire (OUP, 1981).

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