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The Telegraph: An Opportunity for Social Change
Transcript of The Telegraph: An Opportunity for Social Change
An Opportunity for Social Change
The first successful telegram was sent by
This was a
moment in the history of
It also created a
of the mid 19th Century.
The telegraph and its invention caused
"a dramatic shift in world perception"
, not just for
, but for
- a labor activist and strong advocate for women's rights - became one of the
female telegraph operators following its success in the late 1840s.
, there were
main reasons for employing women in this workforce.
"Women tend to have
(ladylike, we might describe them), which made them
at finagling the circuit boards."
- Conger, 2013.
Employing women in this role proved
cost-worthy. "Gender wage gap aside, for a 19th-century woman, it was
a very honest living
- Conger, 2013.
not only made possible the movement of women into this
, but basically opened the world of
- Annteresa Lubrano, 1997.
constituted a subculture of
technically educated workers
whose skills, mobility, and independence
set them apart
from their contemporaries."
- Thomas C. Jepsen, 2000.
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