Coverart for item
The Resource Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles

Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles

Label
Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy
Title
Under the wire
Title remainder
how the telegraph changed diplomacy
Statement of responsibility
David Paull Nickles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
How did the telegraph, a new and revolutionary form of communication, affect diplomats, who tended to resist change? In a study based on multinational research, historian Nickles examines the critical impact of the telegraph on the diplomacy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Case studies in crisis diplomacy introduce 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.--From publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nickles, David Paull
Dewey number
327.2/09/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HE7631
LC item number
.N516 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard historical studies
Series volume
144
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Telegraph
  • Diplomacy
  • Diplomats
  • Negotiation
Label
Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I. Control. The Anglo-American crisis of 1812 ; Diplomatic autonomy and telecommunications -- II. Speed. The Trent affair ; Speed and diplomacy ; Diplomatic time -- III. The medium. The Zimmermann telegram ; Technical and economic factors
Control code
52638603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780674010352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003051113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Under the wire : how the telegraph changed diplomacy, David Paull Nickles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-256) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- I. Control. The Anglo-American crisis of 1812 ; Diplomatic autonomy and telecommunications -- II. Speed. The Trent affair ; Speed and diplomacy ; Diplomatic time -- III. The medium. The Zimmermann telegram ; Technical and economic factors
Control code
52638603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780674010352
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003051113
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...