Index
Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.
aefg (America, England, France, Germany)
Consortium, 290–91, 301–2, 310, 326
Africa, xvii, xviii, 111, 314; Azores and, 206;
Berlin Agreement and, 104–5; British
companies and, xvi; Cable and Wireless
in, 327, 336; cable cartels and, 11; cable
communication networks and, 17, 27,
103–10, 109, 110–12, 206, 348n13; cable
rates in, 106, 147 (table 6); east coast of,
105, 106, 107, 356n35; Eastern Associated
Company subsidiaries in, 165, 348n13;
European cable subsidies and, 106–7, 112,
155, 356n45, 357n54; German interests in,
211–12; imperialism and colonial expan-
sion in, 7, 104–12, 109, 213, 356n35;
northern, 27, 29, 36, 105; ‘‘scrambling’’
of, 92–112; South America and, 69, 103,
106–7, 108–9, 112, 207 (table 9), 209, 212,
214, 216, 219; telephone systems in, 336;
tsf in, 309; western coast of, 103–4, 105,
201, 206, 212, 214, 219, 356n34, 357n54. See
also Cape Verde Islands; Eastern Associ-
ated Telegraph Company; and individual
countries
African Direct Telegraph Company, 103,
108, 212, 326, 357n54
Ahmad Urabi Pasha, 99–100
Alexander, Joshua W., 275–76, 371n31, 389
Algiers, 26–27, 37–38
All-America Cable Company: French Cable
Company and, 279; hyper-nationalism
of, 8–9; as successor to Central and
South America Company, 195, 196; as
tier one global player, 258
All-Red Line, 157–63
Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd.,
309, 326
American Marconi Company, 233, 250: in
Argentina, 252–53; British head o≈ce
and, 234–35, 252, 253; directors of, 252; as
dominant firm, 234, 251, 252; end of,
249–53; Federal Wireless Company of
California and, 250; ge and, 251–52, 253,
254; government regulation opposed by,
251, 252; Griggs and, 252; Isaacs and, 231;
Latin America and, 252; Marconi scandal
and, 231; Nally and, 251, 252–53, 254; Pan-
American Wireless Telegraph and Tele-
phone and, 252, 254; patents and re-
search of, 234, 254; power stations of,
238, 250, 251, 252; rca and, 253, 254, 342;
Sarno√ and, 254; U.S. Navy and, 235,
249–53; Western Union and, 238
American Telegraph and Cable Company,
55, 57
American Telegraph Company, 20–21
American Telephone and Telegraph. See
at&t
Anderson, James, 81, 101; Anglo-American
Company and, 50, 51, 66, 143, 158; British
Indian Submarine Telegraph Company
and, 35; correspondence of, 379, 381, 387;
Direct Cable Company and, 54–55; East-
ern Associated Company and, 93, 143;
French Atlantic Company and, 50, 66,
143, 158; Globe Telegraph and Trust
Company and, 52, 54; on high cable
rates, 143; Pender and, 158, 387
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