1 Introduction: Defining ICTs None
2 The Military and Intelligence Agencies Histories of ICTs
  • Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Edwards, Paul. The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America. MIT Press, 1997. ISBN: 9780262550284. [Preview with Google Books]
  • Buy at Amazon Douglas, Susan. "Technological Innovation and Organizational Change: The Navy's Adoption of Radio, 1899–1919." In Military Enterprise and Technological Change: Perspectives on the American Experience. MIT Press, 1987. ISBN: 9780262691185.
  • Buy at Amazon Simpson, Christopher. Science of Coercion: Communication Research and Psychological Warfare, 1945–1960. Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780195102925.
  • Harper, Kristine. "Research from the Boundary Layer: Civilian Leadership, Military Funding and the Development of Numerical Weather Prediction (1946–55)." Social Studies of Science 33, no. 5 (2003): 667–96.
  • Buy at Amazon Lenoir, Tim, and Henry Lowood. "Theaters of War: The Military–entertainment Complex." In Collection, Laboratory, Theatre: Scenes of Knowledge in the 17th Century. Walter de Gruyter, 2005. ISBN: 9783110177367. [Preview with Google Books]
  • Cloud, John. "American Cartographic Transformations during the Cold War. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 29, no. 3 (2002): 261–82.
3 The Business and Government Histories of ICTs
4 The Entertainment and Cultural Histories of ICTs
5 Histories of Proto–ICTs
6 Dissertation into Book
7 Metanarratives and Monographs – Taking a Critical Approach to Evaluating Your secondary sources
  • Buy at Amazon Isaacson, Walter. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. Simon & Schuster, 2015. ISBN: 9781476708706.
8 The Uses of History
9 Technology and Knowledge
  • Buy at Amazon Hochman, Brian. Savage Preservation: The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media Technology. University Of Minnesota Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780816681389. (Selections)
  • Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Dutta, Arindam. A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture, and the 'Techno–social' Moment. MIT Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780262019859. (Selections)
  • Drucker, Donna. "Keying Desire: Alfred Kinsey's Use of Punched–card Machines for Sex Research." Journal of the History of Sexuality 22, no. 1 (2013): 105–25.
  • Buy at Amazon Lemov, Rebecca. Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity. Yale University Press, 2015. ISBN: 9780300209525.
  • Buy at Amazon Gitelman, Lisa. Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents. Duke University Press Books, 2014. ISBN: 9780822356578. (Selections)
  • Buy at Amazon Robertson, Craig.Media History and the Archive. Routledge, 2011. ISBN: 9780415593274.
10 Past Sudent Papers that Got Published – How to Relate Classroom Readings to Original Research Published articles by Angela Wu, Tommy Rousse, Rachel Plotnick, Ignacio Siles, Bernard Geoghean, and / or Katie Day Good. (See also prior reading by Dawson.)
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