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Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, 1850-1950 Paperback – May 17, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0415931090 ISBN-10: 0415931096 Edition: 0th

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Telegraph Messenger Boys offers intriguing analytical approaches for labor historians and is a worthy contribution to communications history.

William S. Pretzer

Henry Ford Museum

Dearborn, Michigan

About the Author

Greg Downy rceived his joint Ph.D. from the history of science, medicine, and technology and geography departments at John Hopkins in spring 2000. He currntly holds a teaching fellowship at the University of Minnesota for the 2000-2001 academic year.

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Hi there. I'm a US-based historian and geographer of technology, employed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2001 in two departments at once: Journalism & Mass Communication and Library & Information Studies. My area of research and teaching is the history and geography of information & communication technology, especially the often hidden labor behind such technology.

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