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Author Downey, Gregory John., author.

Title Telegraph messenger boys : labor, technology, and geography, 1850-1950 / Gregory J. Downey
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 242 pages)
Contents 1. Why telegraph messenger boy? -- 2. Western Union and the intercity messengers -- 3. American district telegraph and the intracity messengers -- 4. The spaces of messenger discipline -- 5. The message and the messenger -- 6. The limits of gender, class, and age -- 7. Boundary workers in an information internetwork -- 8. The myths of education -- 9. From union joke to union man -- 10. The telegram is dead : long live the messenger
Notes First published 2002 by Routledge
Subject Messengers -- United States
Telegraph -- United States -- Employees
Messengers.
Telegraph -- Employees.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203951573
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