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The Resource Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles, (electronic resource)

Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles, (electronic resource)

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Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy
Title
Under the wire
Title remainder
how the telegraph changed diplomacy
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David Paull Nickles
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eng
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1966-
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Nickles, David Paull
Dewey number
327.2/09/034
LC call number
HE7631
LC item number
.N516 2003
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
144
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  • Telegraph
  • Diplomacy
  • Diplomats
  • Negotiation
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  • How did the telegraph, a new and revolutionary form of communication, affect diplomats, who tended to resist change? In a study based on impressive multinational research, David Paull Nickles examines the critical impact of the telegraph on the diplomacy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Case studies in crisis diplomacy--the War of 1812, the Trent affair during the U.S. Civil War, and the famous 1917 Zimmermann telegram--introduce wide-ranging thematic discussions on the autonomy of diplomats; the effects of increased speed on decision making and public opinion; the neglected role of clerks in diplomacy; and the issues of expense, garbled text, espionage, and technophobia that initially made foreign ministries wary of telegraphy. Ultimately, the introduction of the telegraph contributed to the centralization of foreign ministries and the rising importance of signals intelligence. The faster pace of diplomatic disputes invited more emotional decisions by statesmen, while public opinion often exercised a belligerent influence on crises developing over a shorter time period. Under the Wire offers a fascinating new perspective on the culture of diplomacy and the social history of technology. Table of Contents: Introduction I. Control 1. The Anglo-American Crisis of 1812 2. Diplomatic Autonomy and Telecommunications II. Speed 3. The Trent Affair 4. Speed and Diplomacy 5. Diplomatic Time III. The Medium 6. The Zimmermann Telegram 7. Technical and Economic Factors Conclusion Abbreviations Notes Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: David Paull Nickles has plumbed the archives of four countries to determine just how transformative [the invention of the telegraph] really was. Under the Wire is a subtle and impressive examination of history.--Christian D. Brose, Wall Street JournalIn this study of the impact of telegraphy on the management of international relations, the reader is rewarded time and again by finding original observations regarding familiar events. This is a book that can have a shaping effect not only on the field of international relations but on many others, since it compels one to think hard about how changes in technology affect behavior and thought among groups with deeply rooted traditions and beliefs.--Ernest R. May, Harvard University
  • How did the telegraph, a new and revolutionary form of communication, affect diplomats, who tended to resist change? In a study based on impressive multinational research, David Paull Nickles examines the critical impact of the telegraph on the diplomacy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Case studies in crisis diplomacy--the War of 1812, the Trent affair during the U.S. Civil War, and the famous 1917 Zimmermann telegram--introduce wide-ranging thematic discussions on the autonomy of diplomats; the effects of increased speed on decision making and public opinion; the neglected role of clerks in diplomacy; and the issues of expense, garbled text, espionage, and technophobia that initially made foreign ministries wary of telegraphy. Ultimately, the introduction of the telegraph contributed to the centralization of foreign ministries and the rising importance of signals intelligence. The faster pace of diplomatic disputes invited more emotional decisions by statesmen, while public opinion often exercised a belligerent influence on crises developing over a shorter time period. Under the Wire offers a fascinating new perspective on the culture of diplomacy and the social history of technology
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Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-256) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000264080
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24 cm.
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265 p.
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9780674010352
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(alk. paper)
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2003051113
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Label
Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [197]-256) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000264080
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
265 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780674010352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003051113
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000264080

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