Wires That Bind

Nation, Region, and Technology in the Southwestern United States, 1854-1920

The arrival of telegraphy and railroads changed power relations throughout the world in the nineteenth century. In the Mesilla region of the American Southwest, it contributed to two distinct and rapid shifts in political and economic power from the 1850s to the 1920s. Torsten Kathke illustrates how the changes these technologies wrought everywhere could be seen at a much accelerated pace here. A local Hispano elite was replaced first by a Hispano-Anglo one, and finally a nationally oriented Anglo elite. As various groups tried to gain, hold, and defend power, the region became bound ever closer to the US economy and to the federal government.

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2017-07-03, 292 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3790-8

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Author(s)
Torsten Kathke
Book title
Wires That Bind Nation, Region, and Technology in the Southwestern United States, 1854-1920
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
292
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3790-8
DOI
Commodity Group
1558
BIC-Code
HBJK HBTB DSB
BISAC-Code
HIS036000 HIS054000 LIT004020
THEMA-Code
NHK NHTB DSB
Release date
2017-07-03
Edition
1
Topics
Kulturgeschichte, Amerika
Readership
History, American Studies, Sociology as well as the General Public
Keywords/Tags
History, Media, United States, Southwest, Telegraphy, Communication, USA, Railroads, Power Relations, 19th Century, 20th Century, Mesilla, Political Power, Economic Power, US Economy, Federal Government, Cultural History, America, American History, American Studies

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