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Spreading the Word: A History of Information in the California Gold Rush

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Mai 2008

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Examines the ways in which easterners who travelled West during the California gold rush of 1849-51 obtained, assessed, and used information. This book follows several gold rush companies across the country, gleaning from their letters and diaries a sense of how they obtained information and evaluated its constantly changing sources.

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Richard T. Stillson has PhDs in both economics and history and has published articles on the theory and history of information in financial markets. He teaches history at George Mason University.

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"["Spreading the Word" provides valuable insight regarding the spread of information and how individuals analyze and use information from various sources."--Patricia A./i>--Patricia A. Etter"Journal of Arizona History" (02/14/2008)
EAN: 9780803218277
ISBN: 0803218273
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008
Seitenanzahl: 284 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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