How the Post Office Created America: A History by Winifred GallagherThe definitive history of the US Postal Service, the least appreciated and analyzed of Americas great institutions, and an examination of how this remarkable organization created America.
The post office, Winifred Gallagher argues, has been not just a witness to but a foundational influence on much of the history of the United States of America, particularly for women and African-Americans, who participated in the nations formation via the post office in pivotal ways. How the Post Office Created America tells this story, tracing the role of a unique institution and its leaders, such as Benjamin Franklin, the Crowns first postmaster general--a position that for a great deal of Americas history belonged to the cabinet, and as such was politically important and influential. Taking in all the major events in American history, from the Declaration of Independence to the Civil War to the advent of the Internet, Gallagher tells a vitally important story.
This fascinating and original work of history brings to life a uniquely American institution, one without which our democracy as we know it would not have been possible. Gallagher casts her eyes forward, arguing compellingly that now more than ever before, as we arrive at a fork in the road with the advent of the Internet, we need to ensure that the future of the postal service is not squandered.
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Choose a Chapter Purchase the eBook. If [the historian] should possess a philosophical turn of mind, and be disposed to look to more remote and recondite causes, he will trace [the dissolution of the Union] to a proposition which originated in a hypothetical truism, but which, as now expressed and now understood, is the most false and dangerous of all political errors. The proposition to which I allude, has become an axiom in the minds of a vast majority on both sides of the Atlantic , and is repeated daily from tongue to tongue, as an established and incontrovertible truth; it is, that "all men are born free and equal. Taking the proposition literally it is in that sense it is understood , there is not a word of truth in it. It begins with "all men are born," which is utterly untrue.
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