How to write a national history of information: The case of all the facts: A history of information in the United States since 1870

James W. Cortada

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Abstract

This essay describes the development of an early national history of information, All the Facts: A History of Information in the United States since 1870. The author explains the intellectual and research issues he encountered in putting together such a broad history, pointing out considerations, and the rationale for his decisions. The essay includes the discussions held by the author with editors and others in putting together this project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-39
Number of pages17
JournalLibrary and Information History
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2018

Keywords

  • Book editors
  • Information ecosystems
  • Information history
  • Information infrastructures
  • United States

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