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Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing

Catherine J. Golden

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033792
eISBN:
9780813039336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Although “snail mail” may seem old fashioned and outdated in the twenty-first century, this book argues that the creation of the Penny Post in Victorian England was just as revolutionary in its time ... More


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

David M. Henkin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226327204
eISBN:
9780226327228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327228.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Americans commonly recognize television, e-mail, and instant messaging as agents of pervasive cultural change. But many of us may not realize that what we now call snail mail was once just as ... More


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