The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and It's Predecessors in the United States

The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and It's Predecessors in the United States

by Lewis Coe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786418087

ISBN-13: 9780786418084

Pub. Date: 11/26/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

Samuel F.B. Morse's invention of the telegraph marked a new era in communication. For the first time, people were able to communicate quickly from great distances.

The genesis of Morse's invention is covered in detail, starting in 1832, along with the establishment of the first transcontinental telegraph line in the United States and the dramatic effect the

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Samuel F.B. Morse's invention of the telegraph marked a new era in communication. For the first time, people were able to communicate quickly from great distances.

The genesis of Morse's invention is covered in detail, starting in 1832, along with the establishment of the first transcontinental telegraph line in the United States and the dramatic effect the device had on the Civil War. The Morse telegraph that served the world for over 100 years is explained in clear terms. Also examined are recent advances in telegraph technology and its continued impact on communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786418084
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
11/26/2003
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
1The Sign of Fire1
2Quick as Lightning14
3Father of the Telegraph26
4Toward the Setting Sun38
5The Military Telegraph51
6How It Worked66
7The Telegraph Companies86
8Under the Sea97
9Learning the Trade105
10Life of a Telegraph Operator114
11Press and Other Services123
12The Telegraph and the Railroads133
13Without Wires140
14Changes151
Epilogue163
Appendixes165
Bibliography179
Index181

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