Download e-book for iPad: All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States by James W. Cortada

By James W. Cortada

All the Facts provides a background of the position of knowledge within the usa because 1870, while the kingdom begun an almost 150-year interval of monetary prosperity and technological and clinical adjustments. James Cortada argues that electorate and their associations used info generally as instruments to enhance their paintings and personal lives and they used evidence to aid form how the state developed in the course of those fourteen many years. He argues that information's function has lengthy been a severe portion of the paintings, play, tradition, and values of this state, and not more so than throughout the 20th century while its functionality in society increased dramatically. whereas components of this tale were tested through millions of scholars---such because the function of radio, newspapers, books, pcs, and the web, approximately such associations as schooling, great company, accelerated roles of governments from city management to the country apartment, from agriculture to the prone and knowledge industries---All the Facts appears to be like in any respect of those components holistically, delivering a deeper perception into the best way the U.S. advanced over time.

An advent and eleven chapters describe what this data environment appeared like, the way it developed, and the way it was once used. for an additional sizeable layer of data approximately this topic the reader is directed to the specified bibliographic essay behind this e-book. It contains a narrative historical past, case experiences within the kind of sidebars, and tales illustrating key issues. Readers will locate, for instance, the tale of ways the USA postal process helped create latest info society, in addition to every thing from books and newspapers to television, pcs, and the Internet.

The build-up to what many this present day name the knowledge Age took decades to accomplish and keeps to construct momentum. the consequences for the area, and never only for the U.S., are as profound as any mega-trend you may establish within the background of humankind. All the Facts provides this improvement completely in an easy-to-digest layout that any lover of historical past, expertise, or the background of data and enterprise will enjoy.

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