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Introduction

in The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327204
eISBN:
9780226327228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327228.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the emergence of the postal culture in nineteenth-century America. In 1820 most Americans did not engage directly in any form of interactive, long-distance ... More


Undelivered: From the Great Postal Strike of 1970 to the Manufactured Crisis of the U.S. Postal Service

Philip F. Rubio

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655468
eISBN:
9781469655482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655468.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For eight days in March 1970, over 200,000 postal workers staged an illegal "wildcat" strike--the largest in United States history--for better wages and working conditions. Picket lines started in ... More


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