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

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ISBN-10: 0195128141

ISBN-13: 9780195128147

Edition: 2003

Authors: James W. Cortada, Alfred D. Chandler

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This book makes the startling case that North Americans were getting on the "information highway" as early as the 1700s, and have been using it as a critical building block of their social, economic, and political world ever since. By the time of the founding of the United States, there was a postal system and roads for the distribution of mail, copyright laws to protect intellectual property, and newspapers, books, and broadsides to bring information to a populace that was building a nation on the basis of an informed electorate. In the 19th century, Americans developed the telegraph, telephone, and motion pictures, inventions that further expanded the reach of information. In the 20th…    
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Book details

List price: $73.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 6.02" wide x 9.06" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School.

Contributors
The Information Age in Historical Perspective
Introduction
Early American Origins of the Information Age
Recasting the Information Infrastructure for the Industrial Age
Business Use of Information and Technology during the Industrial Age
The Threshold of the Information Age: Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures Mobilize the Nation
Progenitors of the Information Age: The Development of Chips and Computers
Information Technology Management Since 1960
Computers in U.S. Households Since 1977
The Information Age: Continitiesand Differences
Notes
Bibliographic
Essay on the Role of Information in the Transformation of the United States
Index