Book Discussion on Network Nation

Richard John talked about his book Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; May 1,… read more

Richard John talked about his book Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press; May 1, 2010). In his book he places the history of telecommunications within the broader context of American politics, business, and discourse. He talked about the history of development and regulation of the telegraph and of the telephone, including the concept of universal service and the role of the U.S. government in the development of these technologies.

He was interviewed at the 102nd annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians, held Wednesday, April 7 to Saturday, April 10, 2010, at the Hilton Washington. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Network Nation

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Interview
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Interview
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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May 9, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 29, 2010

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  • May 09, 2010 | 11:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 2010 | 2:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2010 | 2:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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