A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

by Alfred D. Chandler, James W. Cortada
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195128141

ISBN-13: 9780195128147

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The editors assembled a group of contributors are experts in their particular fields, from management consulting to history to sociology, and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross referenced. An important new look at American history, A Nation Transformed by Information will interest anyone who wants to understand how the United States…  See more details below

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The editors assembled a group of contributors are experts in their particular fields, from management consulting to history to sociology, and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross referenced. An important new look at American history, A Nation Transformed by Information will interest anyone who wants to understand how the United States has stepped so confidently into the latest Information Age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195128147
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1The Information Age in Historical Perspective: Introduction3
2Early American Origins of the Information Age39
3Recasting the Information Infrastructure for the Industrial Age55
4Business Use of Information and Technology during the Industrial Age107
5The Threshold of the Information Age: Radio, Television, and Motion Pictures Mobilize the Nation137
6Progenitors of the Information Age: The Development of Chips and Computers177
7Information Technology Management Since 1960217
8Computers in U.S. Households Since 1977257
9The Information Age: Continuities and Differences281
Notes301
Bibliographic Essay on the Role of Information in the Transformation of the United States345
Index363

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