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How the Post Office created America : a history

by Gallagher, Winifred (Author)

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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. Th... Full description

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Summary: 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.
Physical Description: 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-315) and index.
ISBN: 1594205000
9781594205002
Author Notes: Winifred Gallagher is an author and she has also written for numerous magazines. She lives in Manhattan and Long Eddy, New York.

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