Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



This item is not yet published, but may be pre-ordered now for delivery when available.

Notify Me When In Stock

Published: 03 June 2021 (Estimated)

248 Pages | 49 halftones


ISBN: 9780190053673

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (AE)

Paper Trails

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