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The Resource Informed power : communication in the early American South, Alejandra Dubcovsky

Informed power : communication in the early American South, Alejandra Dubcovsky

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Informed power : communication in the early American South
Title
Informed power
Title remainder
communication in the early American South
Statement of responsibility
Alejandra Dubcovsky
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Informed Power maps the intricate, intersecting channels of information exchange in the early American South, exploring how people in the colonial world came into possession of vital knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system of a printing press until the 1730s. Challenging the notion of early colonial America as an uninformed backwater, Alejandra Dubcovsky uncovers the ingenious ways its inhabitants acquired timely news through largely oral networks. Information circulated through the region via spies, scouts, traders, missionaries, and other ad hoc couriers - and by encounters of sheer chance with hunting parties, ship-wrecked sailors, captured soldiers, or fugitive slaves. For many, content was often inseparable from the paths taken and the alliances involved in acquiring it. The different and innovative ways that Indians, Africans, and Europeans struggled to make sense of their world created communication networks that linked together peoples who otherwise shared no consensus of the physical and political boundaries shaping their lives. Exchanging information was not simply about having the most up-to-date news or the quickest messenger. It was a way of establishing and maintaining relationships, of articulating values and enforcing priorities - a process inextricably tied to the region's social and geopolitical realities. At the heart of Dubcovsky's study are important lessons about the nexus of information and power in the early American South.--
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1983-
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Dubcovsky, Alejandra
Dewey number
302.20975
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communication
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Southern States
Label
Informed power : communication in the early American South, Alejandra Dubcovsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Networks in wartime
  • Dissonant connections
  • What: Making sense of La Florida, 1560s-1670s
  • Paths and power
  • Information contests
  • Rebellious news
  • Who: The many faces of information, 1660s-1710s
  • Informers and slaves
  • The information race
  • How: New ways of articulating power, 1710-1740
Control code
ocn919068240
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780674660182
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)919068240
Label
Informed power : communication in the early American South, Alejandra Dubcovsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Networks in wartime
  • Dissonant connections
  • What: Making sense of La Florida, 1560s-1670s
  • Paths and power
  • Information contests
  • Rebellious news
  • Who: The many faces of information, 1660s-1710s
  • Informers and slaves
  • The information race
  • How: New ways of articulating power, 1710-1740
Control code
ocn919068240
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780674660182
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)919068240

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