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How the Post Office Created America : a History / Winifred Gallagher.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library HE 6371 .G35 2016 30775305539208 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1594205000
  • ISBN: 9781594205002
  • Physical Description: 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-315) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Why the Post Office Matters -- Inventing the Government : B. Free Franklin -- Building the Postal Commons -- Moving the Mail -- The Politicized Post -- Crisis and Opportunity -- The Personal Post -- Growing the Communications Culture -- Linking East and West -- The Mail Must Go Through -- War Clouds, Silver Linings -- Full Steam Ahead -- The Golden Age -- Redefining "Postal" -- Starving the Post -- Mid-Modern Meltdown -- The U.S. Postal Service -- Afterword: Whither the Post?
Summary, etc.:
Discover the surprising role of the postal service in our nation's political, social, economic, and physical development. The founders established the post office before they had even signed the Declaration of Independence, and for a very long time it represented the government for most citizens. The post became the catalyst of the nation's transportation grid, from the stagecoach lines to the airlines, and the lifeline of the great migration from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Gallagher traces its origins and leaders and describes its role in every major event in American history, from the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Internet age.
Subject: United States Postal Service > History.
Postal service > United States > History.

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