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Richard John, Fellowship Mentor

Professor, History; Communications, Columbia University


Advisee(s): David Reinecke Michael Fein   

Richard R. John is a historian who specializes in the history of business, technology, communications, and American political development.  He teaches and advises graduate students in Columbia’s Ph.D. program in communications, and is member of the core faculty of the Columbia history department, where he teaches courses on the history of capitalism and the history of communications.  His publications include many essays, two edited books, and two monographs: Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse (1995) and Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (2010). For more information, download his vitae.  He is the editor of the “Industry and Society” monograph book series sponsored by the Hagley Museum and Library and co-editor (with Robin L. Einhorn) of a classroom book series on “How Things Worked:  Institutional Dimensions of the American Past.”  Both are published by Johns Hopkins University Press.


Richard John's website.

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