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The Film & More: transcript, further reading, primary sources, film credits
Special Features: science in the 19th century, online poll, interview excerpts, Cable jokes
Timeline: cable chronology
Gallery: the telegraph in photographs
People & Events: more about the People & Events featured in the film
Teacher's Guide: how to use this site in your classroom
The Great Transatlantic Cable
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Science Expo 1870: What did scientists know in the mid-19th century?
Science Expo 1870: What did scientists know in the mid-19th century?
Jokes!: Is the cable as funny to you as it was to Harper's Weekly?
Jokes!: Is the cable as funny to you as it was to Harper's Weekly?
Interviews: Learn more about the cable, from the experts.
Interviews: Learn more about the cable, from the experts.
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