Knowledge is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865

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Brown here explores 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, sharply accelerated the pace at which information travelled. He describes the day-to-day experiences of dozens of men and women, and in the process illuminates the social dimensions of this profound, far-reaching transformation. Brown begins in Massachusetts and Virginia in the early 18th century, when public information was the ...

Knowledge Is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195044171

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