Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, And Geography, 1850-1950
Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, 1850-1950
In Telegraph Messenger Boys Gregory J. Downey provides an entirely new perspective on the telegraph system: a communications network that revolutionized human perceptions of time and space. The book goes beyond the advent of the telegraphy and tells a broader story of human interaction with technology and the social and cultural changes it brought about.
Telegraph Messenger Boys offers intriguing analytical approaches for labor historians and is a worthy contribution to communications history.
William S. Pretzer
Henry Ford Museum
About the Author
Greg Downy rceived his joint Ph.D. from the history of science, medicine, and technology and geography departments at John Hopkins in spring 2000. He currntly holds a teaching fellowship at the University of Minnesota for the 2000-2001 academic year.