Knowledge is power : the diffusion of information in early America, 1700-1865 (eBook, 1989) [WorldCat.org]
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Knowledge is power : the diffusion of information in early America, 1700-1865

Author: Richard D Brown
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the leading scholars dealing with early communication history in America, Richard Brown discusses how information moved through eighteenth and nineteenth-century American society, principally through the expansion of the printed word and its change from the property of the learned and wealthy into a mass-audience market.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, Richard D.
Knowledge is power.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989
(DLC) 89009335
(OCoLC)19630227
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Brown
ISBN: 0195044177 9780195044171 0195072650 9780195072655 1280441348 9781280441349 9780195361032 0195361032
OCLC Number: 55715617
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Information and authority in Samuel Sewall's Boston, 1676-1729 --
2. William Byrd II and the challenge of rusticity among the tidewater gentry --
3. Rural clergymen and the communication networks of 18th-century New England --
4. Lawyers, public office, and communication patterns in provincial Massachusetts : the early careers of Robert Treat Paine and John Adams, 1749-1774 --
5. Communications and commerce : information diffusion in northern ports from the 1760s to the 1790s --
6. Information and insularity : the experiences of Yankee farmers, 1711-1830 --
7. Daughters, wives, mothers : domestic roles and the mastery of affective information, 1765-1865 --
8. William Bentley and the ideal of universal information in the enlightened republic --
9. Choosing one's fare : Northern men in the 1840s --
10. The dynamics of contagious diffusion : the battles of Lexington and Concord, George Washington's death, and the assassination of President Lincoln, 1775-1865.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Responsibility: Richard D. Brown.

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Brown here exlores America's first communications revolution--the revolution that made printed goods and public oratory widely available and, by means of the steamboat, railroad, and telegraph,  Read more...

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"There may be no better way to comprehend the deluge of daily information under which we exist than to turn the clock back to early America. Richard D Brown's analysis of information networks in New Read more...

 
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