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Adelman, Joseph M. “‘A Constitutional Conveyance of Intelligence, Public and Private’: The Post Office, the Business of Printing, and the American Revolution.” Enterprise and Society 11 (December 2010): 709–752.

Bergmann, William H. “Delivering a Nation through the Mail: The Post Office in the Ohio Valley, 1789–1815.” Ohio Valley History 8 (Fall 2008): 1–18.

Blevins, Cameron.  Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2021.

Brown, Jerald E. “It Facilitated Correspondence: The Post, Postmasters, and Newspaper Publishing in Colonial America.”  Retrospection 2:1 (1989): 1-15.

Brown, Richard D. Knowledge is Power: The Diffusion of Information in Early America, 1700-1865. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Desai, Anuj C.  “The Transformation of Statutes into Constitutional Law: How Early Post Office Policy Shaped Modern First Amendment Doctrine.”  Hastings Law Journal 58 (March 2007): 671-727.

Desai, Anuj C.  “Wiretapping Before the Wires: The Post Office and the Birth of Communications Privacy.”  Stanford Law Review 60:2 (November 2007): 553-594.

Dierks, Konstantin.  In My Power: Letter Writing and Communications in Early America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009.

Ellis, Ryan.  “Disinfecting the Mail: Disease, Panic, and the Post Office Department in Nineteenth-Century America.” Information & Culture 52:4 (2017): 436-461.

Foley, Michael S. “A Mission Unfulfilled: The Post Office and the Distribution of Information in Rural New England, 1821-1835.” Journal of the Early Republic 17:4 (Winter 1997): 611-650.

Fowler, Dorothy.  Unmailable: Congress and the Post Office.  Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1977.

Fuller, Wayne E.  “The South and the Rural Free Delivery of Mail.” Journal of Southern History 25:4 (November 1959): 499-521.

Fuller, Wayne E.  RFD: The Changing Face of Rural America.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1964.

Fuller, Wayne E.  The American Mail: Enlarger of the Common Life.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1972.

Fuller, Wayne E.  Morality and the Mail in Nineteenth Century America.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.

Gallagher, Winfred.  How the Post Office Created America.  New York: Penguin, 2016.

Hecht, Arthur.  “Pennsylvania Postal History of the Eighteenth Century.”  Pennsylvania History 30 (October 1963): 420-442.

Henkin, David M.  The Postal Age: The Emergence of Modern Communications in Nineteenth-Century America.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006

John, Richard. Spreading the News: The American Postal System from Franklin to Morse.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995.

Kennedy, Jane.  “United States Postal Rates, 1848-1951.”  PhD dissertation, Columbia University, 1955.

Kielbowicz, Richard B.  News in the Mail: The Press, Post Office, and Public Information, 1700-1860s.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Kielbowicz, Richard B. “Postal Subsidies for the Press and the Business of Mass Culture, 1880-1920.” Business History Review 64:3 (Autumn 1990): 451-488.

Rohrer, James R.  “Sunday Mail and the Church-State Theory in Jacksonian America.”  Journal of the Early Republic 7 (Spring 1987): 53-74.

Scheele, Carl H.  A Short History of the Mail Service.  Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1970.

Smith, William.  The History of the Post Office in British North America, 1639-1870.  New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973.

Stewart, Robert K. “The Exchange System and the Development of American Politics in the 1820s.” American Journalism 4 (1987): 30-42.

Van der Linden, F. Robert.  Airlines and Air Mail: The Post Office and the Birth of the Commercial Aviation Industry.  Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2002.

Verhoeven, Tim. “The Case for Sunday Mails: Sabbath Laws and the Separation of Church and State in Jacksonian America.” Journal of Church and State 55 (Winter 2013): 71–91.

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