Item #B316 My Sisters Telegraphic -- women in the telegraph office, 1846-1950. Thomas Jepsen.

My Sisters Telegraphic -- women in the telegraph office, 1846-1950.

Ohio University Press, Athens OH 2000, 231 pages, index, bibliography, some photographs.

Condition: Good+ to very good overall, hardcover in illustrated dustjacket; exlibrary rubberstamp and bookplate on front endpage, rear endpage removed, label on lower jacket spine. The binding is sound and secure, the pages are clean.

Keywords: women in technology

Price: $8.00

Item Description

Contents includes, Women in the Telegraph Industry -- the entry of women into the telegraph industry in the United States; women telegraphers in Canada and Europe; Women and the telegraph in the non-european world; the twentieth century;

Daily Life in the Telegraph Office -- life in the depot office; Morse keys and 'bugs'; life in the commercial office; the working environment; working hours; introduction of the teletype; occupational hazards;

Society and the Telegraph Operator -- social class; ethnicity; schooling; reasons for entering the workforce; demographic composition of the workforce; social life, travel, religious, social and civic organizations, more

Women's Issues in the Telegraph Office; Women Telegraphers in Literature and Cinema; Women Telegraphers and the Labor Movement -- The Telegraphers' Protective League and the Strike of 1870; women and the Labor Movement in Europe; the Brotherhood of Telegraphers and the Strike of 1883; Women operators and the women's movement; the Order of Railroad Telegraphers; the Commercial Telegraphers Union and the Strike of 1907; MORE.