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All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870

James W. Cortada


This book is a history of the role of information in the United States since roughly 1870, when the nation was well on its way to a nearly 150-year period of economic prosperity, technological and scientific transformations often collectively called the Second Industrial Revolution, and to a significant role in global affairs. Citizens and their institutions used information extensively as tools in support of the nation’s evolution during these decades. This book does for information what a general diplomatic or economic history of the country accomplishes when telling the story of America. It ... More

Keywords: information, facts, information ecosystems, literacy, Internet, knowledge work, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190460679
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190460679.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Cortada, author
Senior Research Fellow, Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota