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Wires that Bind: Nation, Region, and Technology in the Southwestern United States, 1854-1920

The arrival of telegraphy and railroads changed power relations throughout the world in the nineteenth century. In the Mesilla region of the American Southwest, it contributed to two distinct and rapid shifts in political and economic power from the 1850s to the 1920s. Torsten Kathke illustrates... Full description

1st Person: Kathke, Torsten
Type of Publication: Book
Published: Bielefeld Transcript 2017
Series: American Culture Studies ; Vol. 20
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction; ; 1. Into the Fray; ; 2. The Perennial Periphery; Defining a Region; El Norte and the Southwest; Territories; Peripheries; ; 3. Communication Nation; Government by Mail; Newspapers and Editors; Telegraphy, Power, and Social Capital; Organizations and Institutions; ; 4. Transitions; At All Odds: The Hispano and Anglo-Hispano Mesilla; Anglo-Hispano to Anglo-Federal; ; 5. Places; Yuma: Internal and External Borders; Tucson: Hub of a Waning Anglo-Hispano Elite; Deming: Hopes of a "New Chicago" Disappointed; ; 6. Laws of the Land; The Somewhat Wild West; From the Tigris to Tubac: Spanish and US Land Law; The Pseudo-Hispanic Legacy of Southwestern Water Law; The Meaning of Mining; ; Conclusion; Bibliography & Sources

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