The People's Network

The People's Network

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The Bell System dominated telecommunications in the United States and Canada for most of the twentieth century, but its monopoly was not inevitable. In the decades around 1900, ordinary citizens—farmers, doctors, small-town entrepreneurs—established tens of thousands of independent telephone systems, stringing their own wires to bring this new technology to the people. Managed by opportunists and idealists alike, these small businesses were motivated not only… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (November 25, 2013)

Collection: American Business, Politics, and Society

Format: EPUB

Page count: 344 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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