In My Power

In an era of bewildering geographical mobility, economic metamorphosis, and political upheaval, the proliferation of letter writing and the development of a communications infrastructure enabled middle-class Britons and Americans to rise to advantage in the British Atlantic world.

In My Power
Letter Writing and Communications in Early America

Konstantin Dierks

2009 | 376 pages | Cloth $55.00 | Paper $24.95
American History
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: Communications and Empire
Chapter 2: Letter Writing and Commercial Revolution
Chapter 3: Migration and Empire
Chapter 4: Letter Writing and Consumer Revolution
Chapter 5: Revolution and War
Chapter 6: Universalism and the Epistolary Divide
Conclusion
Afterword: The Burden of Early American History

List of Abbreviations
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments