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Informed power : communication in the early American South

Author: Alejandra Dubcovsky
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Informed Power maps the intricate, intersecting channels of information exchange in the early American South, exploring how people in the colonial world came into possession of vital knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system of a printing press until the 1730s. Challenging the notion of early colonial America as an uninformed backwater, Alejandra Dubcovsky uncovers the ingenious ways its inhabitants  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandra Dubcovsky
ISBN: 9780674660182 0674660188
OCLC Number: 919068240
Description: 287 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: What: Making sense of La Florida, 1560s-1670s --
Paths and power --
Information contests --
Rebellious news --
Who: The many faces of information, 1660s-1710s --
Informers and slaves --
The information race --
How: New ways of articulating power, 1710-1740 --
Networks in wartime --
Dissonant connections.
Responsibility: Alejandra Dubcovsky.

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Alejandra Dubcovsky maps channels of information exchange in the American South, exploring how colonists came into possession of knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system or a printing  Read more...

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In the flow of messages and information across cultural boundaries, <b>Dubcovsky</b> casts native and colonial relations in a revealing new light.--Alan Taylor, University of Virginia

 
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