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Wiring the WorldThe Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks

Simone M. Müller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231174329
eISBN:
9780231540261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174329.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The successful laying of a transatlantic cable in 1866 remade world communications. A message could travel across the ocean in minutes, shrinking the space between continents, cultures, and nations. ... More

Women in IraqPast Meets Present

Women in Iraq: Past Meets Present

Noga Efrati

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158145
eISBN:
9780231530248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158145.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book outlines the first social and political history of women in Iraq during the periods of British occupation and the British-backed Hashemite monarchy (1917–1958). It traces the harsh and ... More

Workers, Unions, and Global CapitalismLessons from India

Workers, Unions, and Global Capitalism: Lessons from India

Rohini Hensman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148009
eISBN:
9780231519564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148009.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

While it's easy to blame globalization for shrinking job opportunities, dangerous declines in labor standards, and a host of related discontents, the “flattening” of the world has also created ... More

Writing the Mughal WorldStudies on Culture and Politics

Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Muzaffar Alam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Between the mid-sixteenth and early nineteenth century, the Mughal Empire was an Indo-Islamic dynasty that ruled as far as Bengal in the east and Kabul in the west, as high as Kashmir in the north ... More

Your Friend Forever, A. LincolnThe Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

Charles B. Strozier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231171328
eISBN:
9780231541305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171328.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On April 15, 1837, a “long, gawky” Abraham Lincoln walked into Joshua Speed’s dry-goods store in Springfield, Illinois, and asked what it would cost to buy the materials for a bed. Speed said ... More

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