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The Resource News in the mail : the press, Post Office, and public information, 1700-1860s, Richard B. Kielbowicz

News in the mail : the press, Post Office, and public information, 1700-1860s, Richard B. Kielbowicz

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News in the mail : the press, Post Office, and public information, 1700-1860s
Title
News in the mail
Title remainder
the press, Post Office, and public information, 1700-1860s
Statement of responsibility
Richard B. Kielbowicz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Until telegraph lines spanned the continent in the 1860s, the post office and the press worked together as the most important mechanism for distributing news and public information. Public policy linked these complementary communication agencies; the post office provided free and low-cost news-gathering services for the press as well as subsidized delivery of publications to readers. News in the Mail charts the relationship between the press and post office from colonial times through the Civil War. The book explains why the federal government underwrote the circulation of printed matter and how the postal policies governing public information reflected the cultural tensions of the early and mid-nineteenth century. News in the Mail not only looks at the government's role in disseminating news and promoting communication, but also examines the structure and implications of the early U.S. communication system. This book is a valuable source for those interested in journalism, communications history, the history of federal policies and operations, postal history, and nineteenth-century American social history [Publisher description]
  • Until telegraph lines spanned the continent in the 1860s, the post office and the press worked together as the most important mechanism for distributing news and public information. Public policy linked these complementary communication agencies; the post office provided free and low-cost news-gathering services for the press as well as subsidized delivery of publications to readers. News in the Mail charts the relationship between the press and post office from colonial times through the Civil War. The book explains why the federal government underwrote the circulation of printed matter and how the postal policies governing public information reflected the cultural tensions of the early and mid-nineteenth century. News in the Mail not only looks at the government's role in disseminating news and promoting communication, but also examines the structure and implications of the early U.S. communication system. This book is a valuable source for those interested in journalism, communications history, the history of federal policies and operations, postal history, and nineteenth-century American social history [Publisher description]
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kielbowicz, Richard Burket
Dewey number
302.23/2/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4888.S6
LC item number
K54 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contributions in American history
Series volume
no. 138
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • News agencies
  • Postal service
  • Postal service
  • Presse
  • Agences de presse
  • Postes
  • Postes
  • Perswezen
  • Postwezen
  • Nieuwsvoorziening
  • Post
  • Presse
  • Informationsvermittlung
  • Geschichte (1700-1870)
  • Geschichte (1700-1860)
  • USA
Label
News in the mail : the press, Post Office, and public information, 1700-1860s, Richard B. Kielbowicz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [185]-201
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Press, post office, and American development -- Common descent of the Colonial post office and press -- First U.S. postal policy and the press -- Cultural politics of newspaper mails in the age of Jackson -- Antebellum experiments with Newspaper postal policy -- Antebellum postal operations and the vailability of news -- Magazines, books, and the problem of formats -- News gathering by mail -- Speeding the news by postal express -- News in the mail -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
19919835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780313266386
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
89011859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1379025
Label
News in the mail : the press, Post Office, and public information, 1700-1860s, Richard B. Kielbowicz
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [185]-201
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Press, post office, and American development -- Common descent of the Colonial post office and press -- First U.S. postal policy and the press -- Cultural politics of newspaper mails in the age of Jackson -- Antebellum experiments with Newspaper postal policy -- Antebellum postal operations and the vailability of news -- Magazines, books, and the problem of formats -- News gathering by mail -- Speeding the news by postal express -- News in the mail -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
19919835
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780313266386
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
Lccn
89011859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1379025

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