The Telegraph

A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States

Author: Lewis Coe

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786418084

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 1616

Discusses Morse's invention and its impact on communication, details the creation of the first transcontinental telegraph line, explores its effect on the Civil War, and looks at advances in telegraph technology.

Samuel Morse and the Telegraph

Author: David Seidman,Rod Whigham,Charles Barnett, III

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736878982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8997

"In graphic novel format, tells the story of how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated"--Provided by publisher.

Lightning Man

The Accursed Life of Samuel F. B. Morse

Author: Kenneth Silverman

Publisher: Knopf Group E-Books

ISBN: 0307434370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 9507

In this brilliantly conceived and written biography, Pulitzer Prize–winning Kenneth Silverman gives us the long and amazing life of the man eulogized by the New York Herald in 1872 as “perhaps the most illustrious American of his age.” Silverman presents Samuel Morse in all his complexity. There is the gifted and prolific painter (more than three hundred portraits and larger historical canvases) and pioneer photographer, who gave the first lectures on art in America, became the first Professor of Fine Arts at an American college (New York University), and founded the National Academy of Design. There is the republican idealist, prominent in antebellum politics, who ran for Congress and for mayor of New York. But most important, there is the inventor of the American electromagnetic telegraph, which earned Morse the name Lightning Man and brought him the fame he sought. In these pages, we witness the evolution of the great invention from its inception as an idea to its introduction to the world—an event that astonished Morse’s contemporaries and was considered the supreme expression of the country’s inventive genius. We see how it transformed commerce, journalism, transportation, military affairs, diplomacy, and the very shape of daily life, ushering in the modern era of communication. But we discover as well that Morse viewed his existence as accursed rather than illustrious, his every achievement seeming to end in loss and defeat: his most ambitious canvases went unsold; his beloved republic imploded into civil war, making it unlivable for him; and the commercial success of the telegraph engulfed him in lawsuits challenging the originality and ownership of his invention. Lightning Man is the first biography of Samuel F. B. Morse in sixty years. It is a revelation of the life of a fascinating and profoundly troubled American genius. From the Hardcover edition.

Samuel F. B. Morse

Inventor and Code Creator

Author: Judy Alter

Publisher: Childs World Incorporated

ISBN: 9781567664461

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5734

A biography of the artist and inventor who devised the world's first practical telegraph system.

Samuel F.B. Morse

Artist with a Message

Author: John Hudson Tiner

Publisher: Mott Media (MI)

ISBN: 9780880621373

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 169

View: 5258

A biography of the artist and inventor who devised the world's first practical telegraph system.

The Wright Brothers and the Airplane

Author: Xavier Niz,Keith Williams,Charles Barnett, III

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736878975

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 730

This series of high-interest, low reading level biographies chronicles the lives of inspiring individuals using a vivid, graphic-novel format that will capture the attention of reluctant readers.

Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone

Author: Jennifer Fandel,Keith Tucker

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736864784

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3470

Tells the story of how Alexander Graham Bell came up with the telephone, and how his invention changed the way people communicate. Written in graphic-novel format.

Great Inventors and Their Inventions

Author: Frank Puterbaugh Bachman

Publisher: N.A


Category: Inventions

Page: 272

View: 2852

What Hath God Wrought

The Transformation of America, 1815-1848

Author: Daniel Walker Howe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199726574

Category: History

Page: 928

View: 9798

The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. In this Pulitzer prize-winning, critically acclaimed addition to the series, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the end of the Mexican-American War, an era when the United States expanded to the Pacific and won control over the richest part of the North American continent. A panoramic narrative, What Hath God Wrought portrays revolutionary improvements in transportation and communications that accelerated the extension of the American empire. Railroads, canals, newspapers, and the telegraph dramatically lowered travel times and spurred the spread of information. These innovations prompted the emergence of mass political parties and stimulated America's economic development from an overwhelmingly rural country to a diversified economy in which commerce and industry took their place alongside agriculture. In his story, the author weaves together political and military events with social, economic, and cultural history. Howe examines the rise of Andrew Jackson and his Democratic party, but contends that John Quincy Adams and other Whigs--advocates of public education and economic integration, defenders of the rights of Indians, women, and African-Americans--were the true prophets of America's future. In addition, Howe reveals the power of religion to shape many aspects of American life during this period, including slavery and antislavery, women's rights and other reform movements, politics, education, and literature. Howe's story of American expansion culminates in the bitterly controversial but brilliantly executed war waged against Mexico to gain California and Texas for the United States. Winner of the New-York Historical Society American History Book Prize Finalist, 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction The Oxford History of the United States The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. The Atlantic Monthly has praised it as "the most distinguished series in American historical scholarship," a series that "synthesizes a generation's worth of historical inquiry and knowledge into one literally state-of-the-art book." Conceived under the general editorship of C. Vann Woodward and Richard Hofstadter, and now under the editorship of David M. Kennedy, this renowned series blends social, political, economic, cultural, diplomatic, and military history into coherent and vividly written narrative.

The Victorian Internet

The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers

Author: Tom Standage

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 162040592X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9781

A new paperback edition of the first book by the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses-the fascinating story of the telegraph, the world's first "Internet," which revolutionized the nineteenth century even more than the Internet has the twentieth and twenty first.

The American Leonardo

A Life of Samuel F. B. Morse

Author: Carleton Mabee,Allan Nevins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781494113834


Page: 486

View: 6200

This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.

The Invention of the Telegraph and Telephone in American History

Author: Anita Louise McCormick

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766018419

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4105

Examines the work of Alexander Graham Bell in inventing the telephone, and of Samuel Morse in inventing the telegraph, offering a look at the development of the earliest forms of telecommunication.

Inventors of Communications Technology

Author: Heather S. Morrison

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1502606577

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 5331

A vital part of humanity involves ways in which we communicate with each other. People have used many ways to communicate—through talking, writing, video chatting, for example. As humanity has progressed so too have the ways humans communicate. This book focuses on inventions of communication that have affected society. From the typewriter to Skype, communication is a process that is ever evolving and will continue to change as society changes.

Ship to Shore

Learn to Have FUN Using Morse Code

Author: Susan Ferris Rights

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985800505


Page: 46

View: 1494

Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans

Author: Nathan Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736896467

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9966

Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans (PB)

Louis Pasteur and Pasteurization

Author: Jennifer Fandel,Keith Wilson,Rodney Ramos

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736868445

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4009

Tells the story of French scientist Louis Pasteur and his invention of the pasteurization process. Written in graphic-novel format.

Dark Light

Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-Ray

Author: Linda Simon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156032445

Category: History

Page: 357

View: 5607

The fascinating true tale of electricity's legacy in America charts the gradual progress of this new technology into the homes of Americans at the end of the nineteenth century while exposing the role of "electrotherapy" in American medicine during the same period. Reprint.