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Published: 01 April 2021

248 Pages | 49 halftones

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190053673

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The US Post and the Making of the American West

Cameron Blevins

  • Offers a new perspective on the postal service as the most expansive part of the nineteenth-century federal government
  • Based on cutting-edge methods in digital humanities, including analysis and mapping of over 100,000 post offices
  • Weaves together narrative history with maps and data visualizations
  • Website to accompany book at

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