Download All the facts : a history of information in the United by James W. Cortada PDF

By James W. Cortada

"All the evidence offers a background of the position of data within the usa seeing that 1870, whilst the kingdom begun an almost 150-year interval of financial prosperity and technological and clinical changes. James Cortada argues that voters and their associations used details greatly as instruments to enhance their paintings and personal lives and they used evidence to assist form how the state advanced during

"A historical past of the position of knowledge within the usa considering that 1870"-- Read more...


this is often the 1st nationwide background of the position of data within the usa, from the 1870s to the current. It explores using details within the deepest and public sectors, and in the Read more...

Show description

Read Online or Download All the facts : a history of information in the United States since 1870 PDF

Similar library & information science books

The Agile Librarian's Guide to Thriving in Any Institution

Agile librarians love their paintings and are preferred for it. they've got services within the perform in their career and within the company of gaining and keeping effect, in addition to in powerful advertising and public relatives. this helpful instruction manual describes and illustrates confirmed easy methods to get your library and knowledge prone the eye and aid they deserve.

Mentoring in the Library: Building for the Future (Ala Guides for the Busy Librarian)

Mentoring is not only one other section of being an exceptional worker. It s necessary to the ongoing overall healthiness of an establishment: the sharing of data and event not just is helping much less senior staff enhance their task talents yet transforms managers into enhanced leaders. famous reference librarian and researcher Lee bargains librarians in any respect degrees either her adventure and her principles approximately constructing a proper mentoring technique on the library.

Theorizing digital cultural heritage : a critical discourse

In Theorizing electronic Cultural historical past, specialists provide a severe and theoretical appraisal of the makes use of of electronic media through cultural historical past associations. prior discussions of cultural history and electronic know-how have left the topic mostly unmapped by way of severe concept; the essays during this quantity supply this long-missing standpoint at the demanding situations of utilizing electronic media within the examine, maintenance, administration, interpretation, and illustration of cultural background.

Extra resources for All the facts : a history of information in the United States since 1870

Sample text

Those beliefs were reinforced by successful economic development over the next four centuries. A second cause was the shift from an agricultural to a services economy, but with a massive stronghold in manufacturing remaining for over 150 years. The economic transformation began slowly during the 1840s but took off after the Civil War. One could see the effects on information as its use increased after 1870. But megatransformations that stimulated greater reliance on information proved successful enough that the nation could afford further investments over the next century and a half in education, development and rapid exploitation of information goods, diffusion of other forms of information goods in great quantity, and use of research and development to further develop the economy in all sciences and technologies.

For over a half-century, journalists, historians, economists, public officials, educators, the literati, and others have talked about education, knowledge, information, books, libraries, newspapers, television, the Internet, and now social media largely independently of one another. By integrating many of these developments we see the growth and extent of the information infrastructure and its corresponding informational ecosystem in America. They help us appreciate more fully how the United States is evolving today.

From the beginning, cities such as Philadelphia, Boston, and New York, and to a lesser extent Baltimore, became centers for the production of information in newspapers and books, and its distribution through education. Information circulated faster in these compact spaces than in rural communities. 53 As the nation’s heartland filled with people, new cities emerged that also became centers for the production and diffusion of information. Chicago, St. 54 Yet information was not free. Living in the proximity of individuals exchanging it covered the lion’s share of expense.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.80 of 5 – based on 37 votes