Media and the American Mind

From Morse to McLuhan

By Daniel J. Czitrom

268 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4107-5
    Published: January 1983
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-0-8078-9920-5
    Published: February 2010
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-8182-3
    Published: February 2010

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In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments of domination and exploitation.

About the Author

Daniel J. Czitrom is professor of history at Mount Holyoke College.
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"Czitrom has produced a significant work that should be read by all scholars interested in the historical forces that have shaped modern American society."--American Historical Review

"Among students of media, Czitrom has a refreshing lucidity."--Voice Literary Supplement

"A compact, lucid guide to thinking about the media. . . . A trove of research findings and a fund of ideas."--Kirkus Reviews