Technology

The Development of Telegraphy, 1870–1900: A European Perspective on a World History Challenge

Technology

The Development of Telegraphy, 1870–1900:
A European Perspective on a World History
Challenge

The novel technology had firmly taken root and had demonstrated its potential by 1870. The first important intercontinental connections had already been established and the network had received a first form. For this limited study, the completion of the first telegraph link circling the entire globe in 1902 marks a convenient and natural end. The focus on this particular period also allows us to ignore the role of telephony in global telecommunication.

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