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Presentation Given at the PGF of the GAAS, Erlangen, November 2-4, 2007.

Presentation Given at the PGF of the GAAS, Erlangen, November 2-4, 2007.

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Wires That Bind Wires That Bind Presentation Transcript

  • Torsten Kathke Amerika-Institut LMU München Wires That Bind Technology, Democracy, and Nationhood in the Mirror of the Media 1877-1914
  • The Long 19th Century 1780-1914 Constitution Early Republic War of 1812 Age of Jackson Slavery and Civil War
  • The Nation Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities sovereign geographically finite community of equals imagined
  • Technological Advances 1820 Agrarian Society 1865 Civil War, modern technologies utilized
  • American Progress a.k.a. Manifest Destiny John Gast, 1872
  • Railroads, Track in Kilometers 1870-1916 Workers Laying Track Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library
  • New York to San Francisco 90 60 30 0 1850 1870 Travel Time/ Days (ca.)
  • Technological Advances 1820 Agrarian Society 1865 Civil War, modern technologies utilized 1900 Transcontinental Industrial Society
  • The Media Yellow Press Big Dailies (New York Times, Washington Post) Monthlies and Weeklies (Harper‘s) Small Local and Amateur Papers
  • The Media Yellow Press Big Dailies (New York Times, Washington Post) National Discourses Monthlies and Weeklies become immediate (Harper‘s) Small Local and Amateur Papers
  • Thank You
  • Torsten Kathke Amerika-Institut LMU München Wires That Bind Technology, Democracy, and Nationhood in the Mirror of the Media 1877-1914