On the Clock: Further Reading
The following is a list of sources used or consulted in the making of the BackStory episode, “On the Clock: A (Brief) History of Time,” broadcast in March 2013. You can listen to the entire episode here.
Mentioned On the Show:
Listen to an extended version of Peter’s conversation with Roger Ekirch:
Michael O’Malley, Keeping Watch – A History of American Time, Smithsonian, 1996
Roger Ekirch, At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past, W. W. Norton & Company, 2006
On the Web:
Read a 1919 letter denouncing Daylight Saving as “the Devil’s time.”
Mark Sarmento, “The NBA On Network Television.”
Video of the 1954 NBA finals, the first to use the shot clock.
Roger Ekirch, “Dreams Deferred,” The New York Times, Feb. 19, 2006.
Walter A. Brown, MD, “Segmented Sleep May Be Natural Sleep,” Psychiatric Times, Mar. 1, 2007.
Stephanie Hegarty, “The Myth of the Eight-Hour Sleep,” BBC News Magazine, Feb. 22 2012.
David K. Randall, “Rethinking Sleep,” The New York Times, Sept. 22, 2012.
Thomas Allen, A Republic in Time: Temporality and Social Imagination in Nineteenth-Century America, The University of North Carolina Press, 2007
Alexis McCrossen, Marking Modern Times: A History of Clocks, Watches, and Other Timekeepers in American Life, University Of Chicago Press, 2013
Mark Smith, Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery and Freedom in the American South. University of North Carolina Press, 1997
Jeanie Whayne, Delta Empire: Lee Wilson and the Transformation of Agriculture in the New South, Louisiana State University Press, 2011