Download e-book for kindle: A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Has by Alfred D. Jr. Chandler, James W. Cortada

By Alfred D. Jr. Chandler, James W. Cortada

ISBN-10: 0195127013

ISBN-13: 9780195127010

This ebook makes the startling case that North americans have been getting at the ''information highway'' as early because the 1700's, and feature been utilizing it as a serious construction block in their social, monetary, and political global ever when you consider that.

By the time of the founding of the USA, there has been a postal approach and roads for the distribution of mail, copyright legislation to guard highbrow estate, and newspapers, books, and broadsides to carry details to a population that used to be construction a country at the foundation of an educated voters. within the nineteenth century, americans built the telegraph, mobilephone, and movies, innovations that additional multiplied the achieve of knowledge. within the twentieth century they extra tv, pcs, and the web, finally connecting themselves to a complete global of data.

From the start North american citizens have been prepared to speculate within the infrastucture to make such connectivity attainable. This booklet explores what the deployment of those applied sciences says approximately American society. The editors assembled a bunch of individuals who're specialists of their specific fields and labored with them to create a publication that's totally built-in and cross-referenced.

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Dividing his command into three sections, he attacked and defeated Samuel Tynes’ force during the night of October 26, 1780. com The Swamp Fox – Francis Marion’s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780 Just east of Richardson’s plantation, Woodyard Swamp encompassed Jack’s Creek and served as a starting point for Marion and Tarleton’s seven-hour, 26-mile chase that ended in Ox Swamp on November 8, 1780. ” (Author) establishment of posts in the High Hills and at the Kingstree Bridge to preserve communications.

Prominent colonial members who refused to make oaths of Crown allegiance were often exiled to St Augustine, the capital of Britain’s East Florida colony. Intent on eliminating Marion’s command and subduing rebel sentiment, while demonstrating Crown authority, Cornwallis ordered Major James Wemyss to take his 63rd Regiment from the High Hills of Santee toward Kingstree, swing north to the Pee Dee River, and return via the predominantly Welsh-settled “Cheraws” (“Cheraw Hills”). Although he was aware of the strong rebel sentiment in the Pee Dee River area, and seemingly in spite of the inconsistent Loyalist support in the vicinity, Cornwallis felt that the Loyalists could be employed to secure the river’s ferries and bridges and provide active patrolling.

As the rearguard passed, the rebels rushed forward to take several prisoners in a brief scuffle, before returning to Marion, now about a half-mile from Major James’ home, near town. Arriving to discuss the situation about an hour before dawn, their mounted commands waited nervously. com The Swamp Fox – Francis Marion’s Campaign in the Carolinas 1780 One of Marion’s favorite locations for a forward operating base – in part because it was in the rebel stronghold of Britton’s Neck – was Port’s Ferry on the Pee Dee River.

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