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Wiretapping and electronic surveillance in America, 1862-1920

Title
Wiretapping and electronic surveillance in America, 1862-1920 / Kerry Segrave.
ISBN
9780786496242 (softcover : alk. paper)
078649624X (softcover : alk. paper)
9781476617404 (ebook)
Publication
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2014]
Physical Description
v, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Summary
"Americans have come to realize that many of us may be under surveillance at any time. It all started 150 years ago on the battlefields of the Civil War, where each side tapped the other's telegraph lines. In 1895 the NYPD began to tap telephone lines. In 1910 the dictograph arrived, making electronic surveillance easier still"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
October 14, 2014
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The Civil War
Stealing electricity
Worries about privacy
Wiretapping the bookies
Wiretapping the markets : stocks, commodities and bucket shops
Wiretapping other businesses
Wiretapping labor
Wiretapping : other crimes and personal use
Wiretapping : politics, laws, and police
Dictograph : the first bug.
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