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Black software : the Internet and racial justice, from the AfroNet to Black Lives Matter

Author: Charlton D McIlwain
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Black Software, for the first time, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. Through new archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, this book centralizes African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial  Read more...
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McIlwain, Charlton D., 1971-
Black software
New York, NY : Oxford University Press 2020.
(DLC) 2019980137
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlton D McIlwain
ISBN: 9780190863845 0190863846
OCLC Number: 1104918411
Description: xi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Charlton D. McIlwain.

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"Black Software, for the first time, chronicles the long relationship between African Americans, computing technology, and the Internet. Through new archival sources and the voices of many of those who lived and made this history, this book centralizes African Americans' role in the Internet's creation and evolution, illuminating both the limits and possibilities for using digital technology to push for racial justice in the United States and across the globe"--

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"A poetic tour de force. By amplifying black voices and their stories, McIlwain peels back a layer of overwritten history to reveal how technology and race have always been entwined. This book's Read more...

 
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