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1850-1877: Communications: Publications

1850-1877: Communications: Publications

E. B. Grant, Report on the Western Union Telegraphy Company (New York: Sun Job Printing, 1869)an early company history of the most successful American telegraph company;

Frederic Hudson, Journalism in the United States, from 16901872 (New York: Harper, 1873) a survey of the development of American journalism.

Alexander Jones, Historical Sketch of the Electric Telegraph, Including Its Rise and Progress in the United States (New York: Putnam, 1852)an early report on the importance of telegraphy in the United States;

George B. Prescott, History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph (Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860)a survey of long-distance messaging throughout the world;

Robert Sabine, The History and Progress of the Electric Telegraph (New York, 1869)a progress report, with historical background, on development of the modern telegraph;

T. P. Shaffner, The Telegraphic Manual (NewYork: Pud-ney & Russell, 1859)a history and description of the semaphoric, electric, and magnetic telegraphs and their use throughout the world, from antiquity to the 1850s;

Isaiah Thomas, The History of Printing in America, second edition, 2 volumes (Boston: American Antiquarian Society, 1874)first published in 1810, this collecton of materials related to the printing industry that the author thought ought to be preserved for posterity is the most significant early source of printing history;

Lawrence Turnbull, The Electro-Magnetic Telegraph (Philadelphia: Hart, 1853)a historical account of the development of the telegraph that attempts to assess its impact as of 1850 and to predict its uses.

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