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Spreading the news : the American postal system from Franklin to Morse

Author: Richard R John
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] : Harvard Univ. Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. printView all editions and formats
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This text tells the story of the communications revolution spurred by the American postal system and the challenge it posed for American business, politics and cultural life.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R John
ISBN: 0674833384 9780674833388 0674833422 9780674833425
OCLC Number: 265034898
Description: XIII, 369 S
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments The Postal System as an Agent of Change The Communications Revolution Completing the Network The Imagined Community The Invasion of the Sacred The Wellspring of Democracy The Interdiction of Dissent Conclusion Abbreviations Notes Sources Index
Responsibility: Richard R. John.

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[A] splendid new book...that gives the lie to any notion that 'government' and 'administration' were 'absent' in early America. -- Theda Skocpol Social Science History This well-researched and Read more...

 
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