Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 October 2003

404 Pages | 45 b/w line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195128147

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A Nation Transformed by Information

How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present

Edited by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. and James W. Cortada

This book makes the startling case that North Americans were getting on the "information highway" as early as the 1700's, and have been using it as a critical building block of their social, economic, and political world ever since.
From the beginning North Americans were willing to invest in the infrastructure to make such connectivity possible. This book explores what the deployment of these technologies says about American society. The editors assembled a group of contributors who are experts in their particular fields and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross-referenced.


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