The effect of the telegraph on law and order, war, diplomacy, and power politics

@article{Solymar2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of the telegraph on law and order, war, diplomacy, and power politics},
  author={Laszlo Solymar},
  journal={Interdisciplinary Science Reviews},
  year={2000},
  volume={25},
  pages={203 - 210}
}
  • L. Solymar
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Sociology
  • Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Abstract Until the invention of the electric telegraph in the 1830s, transferring messages at speeds greater than that of a galloping horse was on the whole an unreliable process and one that could produce ambiguous results. The electric telegraph was pioneered on the Continent, but commercialisation was left to the Englishmen Charles Wheatstone and William Fothergill Cooke, who built the first public line in 1839. From that date until well after the end of the First World War, the British… 
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