Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Communication and Technology, 1850-1950

Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Communication and Technology, 1850-1950

by Gregory J. Downey

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ISBN-13: 9781135315757
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/08/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 258
File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1. Why Telegraph Messenger Boys?
2. Western Union and the Inner-City Messengers
3. American District Telegraph and the Intra-City Messengers
4. The Spaces of Messenger Discipline
5. The Message and the Messenger
6. The Limits of Gender, Class and Age
7. The First Information Internetwork
8. They Myths of Education
9. From Union Joke to Union Man
10. The Telegram is Dead; Long Live the Messenger

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