This page lists citations for work on numerous media technologies, including printing presses and paper as well as electronic and digital media.
Abbate, Janet. Inventing the Internet. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2000.
Acland, Charles R., ed. Residual Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007
American Journalism. Vol. 17, No. 4 (Fall 2000): 1-161. Special Issue on Technology in Journalism and Mass Communication History.
Anderson, Steve F. Technologies of History: Visual Media and the Eccentricity of the Past. Hanover: Dartmouth College Press, 2011.
Arguimbau, Ellen. “From Party Lines and Barbed Wire: A History of Telephones in Montana.” Montana: The Magazine of Western History 63 (Autumn 2013): 34–45.
Bagdikian, Ben. The Information Machines. New York: Harper and Row, 1971.
Beauchamp, Christopher. Invented By Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.
Berlin, Leslie. The Man Behind the Microchip: Robert Noyce and the Invention of Silicon Valley. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Bliven, Bruce, Jr., The Wonderful Writing Machine. New York: Random House, 1954. (typewriter)
Boczkowski, Pablo J. Digitizing the News: Innovation in Online Newspapers. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2005. (covers pre-Internet computer delivery)
Boyd, William. The Slain Wood: Papermaking and its Environmental Consequences in the American South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Braun, Ernest and Stuart MacDonald. Revolution in Miniature: The History and Impact of Semiconductor Electronics. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1978.
Brooks, John. Telephone: The First Hundred Years. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.
Bruce, Robert V. Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude. Boston: Little Brown, 1973.
Bush, Vannevar. “As We May Think.” Atlantic Monthly (July 1945): 101-108.
Campbell-Kelly, Martin, and William Aspray. Computer: A History of the Information Machine. New York: Basic Books, 1996.
Campbell-Kelly, Martin, and Daniel D. Garcia Swartz. From Mainframes to Smartphones: A History of the International Computer Industry. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015.
Carey, James W. “Journalism and Technology.” American Journalism 17, no. 4 (2000): 129–135.
Carey, James W. “Technology As a Totem for Culture.” American Journalism 7, no. 4 (1990): 242–51.
Carlson, Bernard. “Entrepreneurship in the Early Development of the Telephone.” Business and Economic History 23 (Winter 1994): 161-192.
Chandler, Alfred D, Jr. Inventing the Electronic Century: The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Science Industries. New York: Free Press, 2001.
Cheng, John. Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012.
Coopersmith, Jonathan. The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Corn, Joseph J. Imagining Tomorrow: History, Technology, and the American Future. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1986.
Corn, Joseph J. User Unfriendly: Consumer Struggles with Personal Technologies, from Clocks and Sewing Machines to Cars and Computers. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.
Cortada, James. Before the Computer: IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the Industry They Created, 1865-1956. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
Cortada, James W. The Computer in the United States: From the Laboratory to the Market, 1930 1960. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.
Cortada, James W. The Digital Hand, Volume 2: How Computers Changed the Work of American Financial, Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment Industries. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Cortada, James W., “Shaping Information History as an Intellectual Discipline,” Information and Culture: A Journal of History, 47 (no. 2, 2012), 119–44.
Cortada, James W. “How New Technologies Spread: Lessons from Computing Technologies.” Technology and Culture 54 (April 2013) 229–261.
Cowen, Ruth Schwartz. A Social History of American Technology. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
Cutcliffe, Stephen H. and Terry S. Reynolds, eds. Technology and American History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.*
Delbourgo, James. “A Most Amazing Scene of Wonders:” Electricity and Enlightenment in Early America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006.
Docter, Sharon Diane. “The First Amendment and the Shaping of Communication Technology.” Phd dissertation, University of Southern California, 1997.
Dooley, Patricia. The Technology of Journalism: Cultural Agents, Cultural Icons. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2007.
Downey, Gregory J. Telegraph Messenger Boys: Labor, Technology, and Geography, 1850-1950. New York: Routledge, 2002.
Driscoll, Kevin. The Modem World: A Prehistory of Social Media. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022.
Edwards, Paul N. The Closed World: Computers and the Politics of Discourse in Cold War America. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1996.
Ellis, Lewis Ethan. Newsprint: Producers, Publishers, Political Pressures. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1960.
Endres, Kathleen. “The ‘Ballyhoo’ of New Communication Technology.” American Journalism 17, no. 4 (2000): 73–74.
Ensmenger, Nathan L. The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.
Evans, Richard F. “Shocking Improvements: Electricity in the American Household at the Turn of the Century.” Nineteenth Century 20 (Spring 2000): 29-34.
Fisher, Claude S. America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992.
Forester, Tom, ed. The Information Technology Revolution. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1985.
Gabel, David. “Competition in a Network Industry: The Telephone Industry, 1894-1910.” Journal of Economic History 54:3 (September 1994): 543-572.
Galloway, Jonathan F. The Politics and Technology of Satellite Communication. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1972.
Garnet, Robert W. The Telephone Enterprise. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
Gertner, Jon. The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation. New York: Penguin, 2012.
Green, Venus. “Goodbye Central: Automation and the Decline of ‘Personal Service’ in the Bell System, 1878-1926.” Technology and Culture 36 (October 1985): 912-949.
Gitelman, Lisa, and Geoffrey B. Pingree. New Media, 1740–1915. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003.
Gitelman, Lisa. Always Already New: Media, History, and the Data of Culture. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.
Glaser, Leah S. Electrifying the Rural American West: Stories of Power, People, and Place. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Goldstine, Herman H. The Computer from Pascal to von Neumann. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973.
Goodman, Emily. “A Tale of Two Networks: The Bell Telephone System and the Meaning of ‘Information,’ 1947-1968.” Information and Culture 54:3 (2019): 281-310.
Graham, Margaret B.W. The Business of Research: RCA and the Videodisc. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.
Greenberg, Joshua M. From Betamax to Blockbuster: Video Stores and the Invention of Movies on Video. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010.
Haigh, Thomas, and Paul E. Ceruzzi. A New History of Modern Computing. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2021.
Headrick, Daniel R. When Information Came of Age: Technologies of Knowledge in the Age of Reason and Revolution, 1700-1850. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Heide, Lars. Punched-Card Systems and the Early Information Explosion, 1880-1945. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
Hillard, Michael G. Shredding Paper: The Rise and Fall of Maine’s Mighty Paper Industry. Ithaca: ILR Press, 2021.
Hiltz, Starr Roxanne, and Murray Turoff. The Network Nation: Human Communication via Computer. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1978.
Hobart, Michael E., and Zachary S. Schiffman. Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.
Holzman, Gerard, and Bjorn Pehrson. Early History of Data Networks. Los Alamitos, Cal.: IEEE Press, 1995.
Hudson, Heather E. Communication Satellites: Their Development and Impact. New York: Free Press, 1990.
Huurdeman, Anton. The Worldwide History of Telecommunications. New York: Wiley IEEE, 2003.
Ifrah, Georges. The Universal History of Computer. New York: Wiley, 2002.
Innis, Harold. Empire and Communication. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950.
Innis, Harold. The Bias of Communication. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1951.
Innis, Harold. Changing Concepts of Time. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1952.
Isaacson, Walter. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. New York: Simon & Shuster, 2014.
John, Richard B., ed. “Computers and Communication Networks.” Business History Review 75 (Spring 2001). Special issue.
Kern, Stephen. The Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1983.
Kielbowicz, Richard B. “AT&T’s Antigovernment Lesson-Drawing in the Political Economy of Networks, 1905-1920.” History of Political Economy 41:4 (Winter 2009): 673-708.
Kraut, Robert, Malcolm Brynin, and Sara Kiesler, eds. Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Lardner, James. Fast Forward: Hollywood, the Japanese, and the Onslaught of the VCR. New York: Norton, 1987.
Lebow, Irwin. Information Highways and Byways: From the Telegraph to the 21st Century. New York: IEEE Press, 1995.
Lecuyer, Christophe. Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.
Lécuyer, Christophe, and David C. Brock. Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor. Cambridge: mit Press, 2010.
Lipartito, Kenneth. The Bell System and Regional Business: The Telephone in the South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.
Lipartito, Kenneth. “System Building at the Margin: The Problem of Public Choice in the Telephone Industry.” Journal of Economic History 49 (June 1989): 232-336.
Lipartito, Kenneth. “When Women Were Switches: Technology, Work, and Gender in the Telephone Industry, 1890-1920.” American Historical Review 99 (October 1994): 1075-1111.
Lubar, Steven. Infoculture: The Smithsonian Book of Information Age Inventions. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
MacDougall, Robert Duncan. “The People’s Telephone: The Politics of Technology in the United States and Canada, 1876-1926.” PhD dissertation, Harvard University, 2004.
MacDougall, Robert. “The Wire Devils: Pulp Thrillers, the Telephone, and Action at a Distance in the Wiring of a Nation.” American Quarterly 58 (September 2006): 715–741.
MacDougall, Robert. The People’s Network: The Political Economy of the Telephone in the Gilded Age. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014.
Makala, Jeffrey M. Publishing Plates: Stereotyping and Electrotyping in Nineteenth-Century US Print Culture. State College: Penn State University Press, 2023.
Malin, Brenton J. Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America. New York: NYU Press, 2014.
Mari, Will. A Short History of Disruptive Journalism Technologies, 1960-1990. New York: Routledge, 2019.
Marlow, Eugene, and Eugene Secunda. Shifting Time and Space: The Story of Videotape. Westport: Praeger, 1991.
Martin, Michele. “Hello Central?” Gender, Technology, and Culture in the Formation of Telephone Systems. Toronto: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1991.
Martin, Shannon E., and Kathleen A. Hansen. Newspapers of Record in a Digital Age: From Hot Type to Hot Link. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1998.
Marvin, Carolyn. When Old Technologies Were New: Thinking About Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988.
Martinez, Larry. Communication Satellites: Power Politics in Space. Dedham, Mass.: Artech House, 1985.
Marx, Leo. Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.
McDonald, Christopher Felix. “Building the Information Society: A History of Computing as a Mass Medium.” PhD dissertation, Princeton University, 2011.
Millard, Andre. Edison and the Business of Innovation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.
Mindich, David T. Z., ed. “The Buzz: Technology in Journalism and Mass Communication History.” American Journalism 17 (Fall 2000): Special issue.
Moran, James. Printing Presses: History and Development from the 15th Century to Modern Times. London: Faber and Faber, 1973.
Mowery, David C., and Nathan Rosenberg. Paths of Innovation: Technological Change in the 20th Century. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Nebker, Frederik. Dawn of the Electric Age: Electrical Technologies and the Shaping of the Modern World. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
Noble, David F. America By Design: Science, Technology, and The Rise of Corporate Capitalism. New York: Knopf, 1977.
Norberg, Arthur. Transforming Computer Technology: Information Processing for the Pentagon, 1962-1986. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Nye, David E. Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1990.
O’Malley, Michale. Keeping Watch: A History of American Time. New York: Viking, 1990.
Otis, Laura. Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth Century. Ann Arbor: University Of Michigan Press, 2011
Park, David W., Jankowski, Nicholas W., & Jones, Steve, Eds. The Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Contextualizing Newness. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2011.
Patnode, Randall. “‘What These People Need Is Radio’: New Technology, the Press, and Otherness in 1920s America.” Technology and Culture 44 (April 2003), 285–305.
Patten, Dave. Newspapers and New Media. White Plains: Knowledge Industries Publications, 1986.
Petersen, Jennifer. How Machines Came to Speak: Media Technologies and Freedom of Speech. Durham: Duke University Press, 2022.
Ploman, Edward W. Space, Earth and Communication. Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, 1984.
Poehner, Lester L., Jr. “The Future’s Not What it Used to Be: The Decline of Technological Enthusiasm in America.” PhD dissertation, Iowa State University, 1999.
Popp, Richard. “Machine-Age Communication: Media, Transportation, and Contact in the Interwar United States.” Technology and Culture 52 (July 2011): 459–844.
Poster, Mark. Information Please: Culture and Politics in the Age of Digital Machines. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.
Purcell, Carroll W. The Machine in America: A Social History of Technology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Purcell, Carroll W. Technology in Postwar America: A History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
Rabinovitz, Lauren, and Abraham Geil. Memory Bytes: History, Technology, and Digital Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.
Rankin, Joy Lisi. A People’s History of Computing in the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018.
Reich, Leonard S. The Making of American Industrial Research: Science and Business at G.E. and Bell, 1876-1926. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Riordan, Michael, and Lilian Hoddeson. Crystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age. New York: W.W. Norton, 1998.
Risley, Ford. “Newspapers and Timeliness: The Impact of the Telegraph and the Internet.” American Journalism 17, no. 4 (2000): 97–103.
Rochlin, Gene I. Trapped in the Net: The Unintended Consequences of Computerization. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997.
Scott, D. Travers. “Intimacy Threats and Intersubjective Users: Telephone Training Films, 1927–1962.” American Quarterly 63 (September 2011): 487–507.
Shurkin, Joel. Engines of the Mind: The Evolution of the Computer from Mainframes to Microprocessors. New York: Norton, 1996.
Silverman, Kenneth. Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel B. Morse. New York: Knopf, 2003.
Simon, Linda. Dark Light: Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-Ray. Orlando: Harcourt, 2004.
Steinberg, Sigfrid H. Five Hundred Years of Printing. Oak Knoll Press, 1996.
Sterling, Christopher H., ed. Electronic Media: A Guide to Trends in Broadcasting and Newer Technologies, 1920-1983. New York: Praeger, 1984.
Sterling, Christopher H., and George Shiers, eds. History of Communications Technology: An Annotated Bibliography. Washington DC: Scarecrow Press, 2000.
Sterling, Christopher H., Phyllis W. Bernt, and Martin Weiss. Shaping American Telecommunications: A History of Technology, Policy, and Economics. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006.
Sturken, Marita, Douglas Thomas, and Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, eds. Technological Visions: The Hopes and Fears that Shape New Technologies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004.
Swedin, Eric G., and David L. Ferro. Computers: The Life Story of a Technology. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Taylor, Timothy D., Mark Katz, and Tony Grajeda, eds. Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.
Turner, Fred. From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
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Westwick, Peter J. The National Labs: Science in an American System, 1947-1974. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003.
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Wurlitzer, Steve J. “The Social Construction of Technological Change: American Mass Media and the Advent of Electrical Sound Technology.” PhD dissertation, University of Iowa, 2001.
Wurtzler, Steve J. Electric Sounds: Technological Change and the Rise of Corporate Mass Media. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
Yates, JoAnne. Control Through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.