Reaction to McLuhan

In the excerpt from Marshall McLuhan's book, "The Medium is the Message," he has coined the phrase that the "medium is the message" to everything. I have to say putting this to history context, he has some strong points to prove this phrase throughout history. In his chapter he explains what the phrase of "The medium … Continue reading Reaction to McLuhan


Is Media changing the understandings of Morality?

In the book Our Movie Made Children, Henry Forman about how morality is being lost and clouded through the use of media especially films in chapter 5: Molded by the Movies. Forman views films as being a tool for shaping the youth in a damaging way. For example, that child would is exposed to a movie with … Continue reading Is Media changing the understandings of Morality?

Reaction to Hoganson

In the portion of Kristin Hoganson's book Fighting for American Manhood: How gender politics provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars, chapter two entitled "Cuba and the Restoration of American Chivalry" can be used to prove why some of the propaganda and political cartoons were so popular and meaningful during the Spanish-Cuban War. In the slideshow the … Continue reading Reaction to Hoganson

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 82

In Liz Covart's podcast, Ben Franklin's World episode 82 she is interviewing Alejandra Dubcovsky. Dubcovsky is a professor at Yale University and wrote the book Informed Power. The episode was about Information and Communication in the Early American South. Dubcovsky first explains what the early American South is. She labeled the region of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina … Continue reading Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 82

AAS Visit

On Wednesday we as a class when to the American Antiquarian Society and got to physically see published and unpublished documents in person. The cool thing about this was being able to touch and feel how the paper felt during the time period. Between seeing how a letter would have been folded in order to save … Continue reading AAS Visit

Reaction to The Coquette

The story of Eliza Wharton published in The Coquette gives the reader a visual picture of what the 18th Century looked like for women life, and how communications were developed. As we all know The Coquette was a novel written with letters. This shows completely how people communicated with each other throughout the 18th Century. Especially how these letters were valued immensely … Continue reading Reaction to The Coquette