For sure. East coast USAn newspapers from the late 18th and early 19th centuries regularly reported on the price of grain and other farm commodities from Europe. “Globalism” is nothing new.
The telegraph was a game changer!
For sure. And that the newspapers were publishing commodity prices for 50-75 years before even that is saying a lot about colonial globalism.
Cross-posting from HCR about the history of desegregation in the US military:
Presumably you mean the galvanic, rather than the much older hydraulic or optical technologies?
Funnily enough, the optical telegraph was also a game changer, as it enabled an early form of stock market manipulation:
Plot point in the Count of Monte Cristo!
On that note, let me recommend a great biography of Alexandre Dumas’s father.
[ETA] Another by Lady Izdihar…
LBJ is one of my fave presidents…