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All the facts. A history of information in the United States since 1870.

Author: James W Cortada
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2016.
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All the facts' presents a history of the role of information in the United States since 1870, when the nation began a nearly 150-year period of economic prosperity and technological and scientific transformations. James Cortada argues that citizens and their institutions used information extensively as tools to augment their work and private lives and that they used facts to help shape how the nation evolved during  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Cortada
ISBN: 9780190460679 0190460679
OCLC Number: 946010449
Description: 688 pages
Contents: Introducing American Information1. A Short Biography of American Information, 1870-19452. Roots of Early Uses of Information: The Birth of an Infrastructure, 1600s-18703. Big Business and Small Farms Rely on Information, 1870-19414. Big Government and Small Universities Take on Big Information, 1870-19415. How Citizens Became Dependent on Information, 1870-19456. From Pearl Harbor to 9/11: Government and Education in a World of Computers, 1941-2001 7. Informing the Business of America, 1945-19988. Information and the Modern Knowledge Worker, 1945-19989. Uses of Information in Everyday Life, 1945-199510. The Internet and Modern Uses of Information 11. How Americans Used Information to Shape Their SocietyBibliographic Essay
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This is the first national history of the role of information in the United States, from the 1870s to the present. It explores the use of information in the private and public sectors, and in the  Read more...

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