Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922

ISBN-10: 0801838320

ISBN-13: 9780801838323

Edition: 1987 (Reprint)

Authors: Susan J. Douglas

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Such organizations as AT T, General Electric, and the U.S. Navy played major roles in radio's evolution, but early press coverage may have decisively steered radio in the direction of mass entertainment. Susan J. Douglas reveals the origins of a corporate media system that today dominates the content and form of American communication.
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 2/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface and Acknowledgments
Marconi and the America's Cup: The Making of an Inventor-Hero, 1899
Competition over Wireless Technology: The Inventors' Struggles for Technical Distinction, 1899-1903
The Visions and Business Realities of the Inventors, 1899-1905
Wireless Telegraphy in the New Navy, 1899-1906
Inventors as Entrepreneurs: Success and Failure in the Wireless Business, 1906-1912
Popular Culture and Populist Technology: The Amateur Operators, 1906-1912
The Titanic Disaster and the First Radio Regulation, 1910-1912
The Rise of Military and Corporate Control, 1912-1919
The Social Construction of American Broadcasting, 1912-1922
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