Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance in America, 1862-1920

Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance in America, 1862-1920

by Kerry Segrave


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786496242
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/21/2014
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 860,579
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cultural historian Kerry Segrave is the author of dozens of books on such diverse topics as drive-in theaters, ticket-scalping, lie detectors, jukeboxes, smoking and shoplifting. He lives in British Columbia.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1 The Civil War 5

2 Stealing Electricity 12

3 Worries About Privacy 19

4 Wiretapping the Bookies 24

5 Wiretapping the Markets: Stocks, Commodities and Bucket Shops 64

6 Wiretapping Other Businesses 82

7 Wiretapping Labor 98

8 Wiretapping: Other Crimes and Personal Use 107

9 Wiretapping: Politics, Laws and Police 112

10 Dictograph: the First Bug 141

Chapter Notes 193

Bibliography 205

Index 215

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