First Telegraph Line Across the Continent: Charles Brown's 1861 Diary Dennis N. Mihelich

First Telegraph Line Across the Continent: Charles Brown's 1861 Diary

Author: Dennis N. Mihelich
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Book Title
First Telegraph Line Across the Continent: Charles Brown's 1861 Diary
Author
Dennis N. Mihelich
ISBN
9780933307322
2012 Nebraska Book Award: Cover/Design/IllustrationThe transcontinental telegraph was a remarkable technological feat that had major consequences for the West and the nation as a whole. Yet relatively little has been written about it.Recently re-discovered in the Smithsonian Institution collections, this previously unpublished diary is the only known extensive source written about the day-to-day construction of one segment of the first transcontinental telegraph line.Brown's lively narrative is filled with period detail about individuals, road ranches, attitudes toward Indians, public promotion of the spirit of Manifest Destiny, difficulties facing construction crews, the nature of frontier law enforcement, and even the issues of secession and Civil War.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Dennis N. MihelichPublisher: History NebraskaPublished: 08/01/2011ISBN: 9780933307322Pages: 133Weight: 0.50lbsSize: 9.10h x 8.70w x 0.40d

2012 Nebraska Book Award: Cover/Design/Illustration

The transcontinental telegraph was a remarkable technological feat that had major consequences for the West and the nation as a whole. Yet relatively little has been written about it.

Recently re-discovered in the Smithsonian Institution collections, this previously unpublished diary is the only known extensive source written about the day-to-day construction of one segment of the first transcontinental telegraph line.

Brown's lively narrative is filled with period detail about individuals, road ranches, attitudes toward Indians, public promotion of the spirit of Manifest Destiny, difficulties facing construction crews, the nature of frontier law enforcement, and even the issues of secession and Civil War.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Dennis N. Mihelich
Publisher: History Nebraska
Published: 08/01/2011
ISBN: 9780933307322
Pages: 133
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 9.10h x 8.70w x 0.40d

2012 Nebraska Book Award: Cover/Design/Illustration

The transcontinental telegraph was a remarkable technological feat that had major consequences for the West and the nation as a whole. Yet relatively little has been written about it.

Recently re-discovered in the Smithsonian Institution collections, this previously unpublished diary is the only known extensive source written about the day-to-day construction of one segment of the first transcontinental telegraph line.

Brown's lively narrative is filled with period detail about individuals, road ranches, attitudes toward Indians, public promotion of the spirit of Manifest Destiny, difficulties facing construction crews, the nature of frontier law enforcement, and even the issues of secession and Civil War.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Dennis N. Mihelich
Publisher: History Nebraska
Published: 08/01/2011
ISBN: 9780933307322
Pages: 133
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 9.10h x 8.70w x 0.40d