The latest episode of the Capital District Civil War Round Table Podcast features SUNY Albany professor David Hochfelder discussing his book The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920.
The telegraph was a revolutionary technology that had far-reaching effects on American life. Hochfelder talked about Samuel Morse, the use of the telegraph in the Civil War, the rise of Western Union, and the mode of communitcaion’s decline.
Hochfelder also discussed 98 Acres in Albany, a blog dedicated to telling the stories of the 98 acres seized by New York State in 1962 to build Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza.
You can listen to the podcast here.
This podcast is produced by the Capital District Civil War Round Table, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to awareness and preservation of Civil War-era history. Monthly meetings featuring prominent historians and various experts are held the second Friday of each month at the Watervliet Senior Center. Click here for more information.
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