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

Overview

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:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

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

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