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The Resource The postal age : the emergence of modern communications in nineteenth-century America, David M. Henkin, (electronic resource)

The postal age : the emergence of modern communications in nineteenth-century America, David M. Henkin, (electronic resource)

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The postal age : the emergence of modern communications in nineteenth-century America
Title
The postal age
Title remainder
the emergence of modern communications in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
David M. Henkin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many of us may not realize that what we now call snail mail was once just as revolutionary as e-mail and text messages are today. As David M. Henkin argues in The Postal Age, a burgeoning postal network initiated major cultural shifts during the nineteenth century, laying the foundation for the interconnectedness that now defines our ever-evolving world of telecommunications. This fascinating history traces these shifts from their beginnings in the mid-1800s, when cheaper postage, mass literacy, and migration combined to make the long-established postal service a more integral and viable part
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Henkin, David M
Dewey number
383/.497309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Postal service
  • Communication
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The postal age : the emergence of modern communications in nineteenth-century America, David M. Henkin, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-217) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1: Joining a network. Becoming postal : a communications revolution in antebellum America -- Mailable matters : from news to mail -- Playing post office : mail in urban space -- pt. 2: Postal intimacy. Embracing opportunities : the construction of the personal letter -- Precious as gold : mobility and family in the Gold Rush and Civil War -- Mass mailings : valentines, junk mail, and dead letters -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn646783168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281957122
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646783168
Label
The postal age : the emergence of modern communications in nineteenth-century America, David M. Henkin, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-217) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction -- pt. 1: Joining a network. Becoming postal : a communications revolution in antebellum America -- Mailable matters : from news to mail -- Playing post office : mail in urban space -- pt. 2: Postal intimacy. Embracing opportunities : the construction of the personal letter -- Precious as gold : mobility and family in the Gold Rush and Civil War -- Mass mailings : valentines, junk mail, and dead letters -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn646783168
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 221 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281957122
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646783168

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