Cables, Crises, and the Press: The Geopolitics of the New Information System in the Americas, 1866-1903

Cover
UNM Press, 30.12.2013 - 488 Seiten
0 Rezensionen

In recent decades the Internet has played what may seem to be a unique role in international crises. This book reveals an interesting parallel in the late nineteenth century, when a new communications system based on advances in submarine cable technology and newspaper printing brought information to an excitable mass audience. A network of insulated copper wires connecting North America, the Caribbean, South America, and Europe delivered telegraphed news to front pages with unprecedented speed.

Britton surveys the technological innovations and business operations of newspapers in the United States, the building of the international cable network, and the initial enthusiasm for these electronic means of communication to resolve international conflicts. Focusing on United States rivalries with European nations in Latin America, he examines the Spanish American War, in which war correspondents like Richard Harding Davis fed accounts of Spanish atrocities and Cuban heroism into the American press, creating pressure on diplomats and government leaders in the United States and Spain. The new information system also played important roles in the U.S.-British confrontation in the Venezuelan boundary dispute, the building of the Panama Canal, and the establishment of the U.S. empire in the Caribbean and the Pacific.

 

Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben

Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.

Inhalt

Introduction to the New International Information System
1
Building the International Cable System
29
Raising False Hopes International Communications and International Crises in Latin America 18661881
51
War Diplomacy and Propaganda ChileanUS Relations 18661880s
67
European Intrusions Domestic Disorder and US Armed Intervention Central America in the 1880s
85
Confrontation via the Information System Chile and the United States 18891892
109
Popularization of the Imperial Mentality From Border Crisis to Hemispheric Hegemony
133
Propaganda Public Uproar and the Threat of War The United States Great Britain and the Venezuelan Boundary Controversy
153
Information Flow the US Press and the War with Spain
229
The Panama Conspiracy
257
Celebrations of Heroism and Power
281
The Ominous Triumph of Popular Culture
315
Notes
337
Bibliography
413
Index
449
Back Cover
474

Information Flow and Revolution Cuba Spain and the United States
173
Diplomacy Under Stress Washington Havana and Madrid
199

Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen

Häufige Begriffe und Wortgruppen

Über den Autor (2013)

John A. Britton has taught courses in Latin American, United States, and world history at Francis Marion University since 1972.

Bibliografische Informationen