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The Resource The King's best highway : the lost history of the Boston Post Road, the route that made America, Eric Jaffe

The King's best highway : the lost history of the Boston Post Road, the route that made America, Eric Jaffe

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The King's best highway : the lost history of the Boston Post Road, the route that made America
Title
The King's best highway
Title remainder
the lost history of the Boston Post Road, the route that made America
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jaffe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Jaffe, Eric
Dewey number
388.10974
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boston Post Roads
  • Post roads
  • Post roads
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Roads
  • Transportation
  • Transportation and state
  • Social change
Label
The King's best highway : the lost history of the Boston Post Road, the route that made America, Eric Jaffe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
pt. 1. From Indian path to post road -- The "ordinary way" -- Of fidelity and fate -- Benjamin Franklin, postman -- Inflammatory papers and tavern politicians -- The general and the blacksmith -- Setting the business in motion -- pt. 2. The railroad as highway -- The great Boston-New York rivalry -- Toward union -- Barnum, Morgan, and New England's "invisible government" -- pt. 3. The nation's road standard -- Colonel Pope and the good roads movement -- "Rocks, ruts, and thank-you-marms" -- Highway Route1, relocated -- Changing the face of America -- Cruising the B-P-R
Control code
BK0008652280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 322 p.
Isbn
9781416586142
Lccn
2009051453
Other physical details
map
Label
The King's best highway : the lost history of the Boston Post Road, the route that made America, Eric Jaffe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
pt. 1. From Indian path to post road -- The "ordinary way" -- Of fidelity and fate -- Benjamin Franklin, postman -- Inflammatory papers and tavern politicians -- The general and the blacksmith -- Setting the business in motion -- pt. 2. The railroad as highway -- The great Boston-New York rivalry -- Toward union -- Barnum, Morgan, and New England's "invisible government" -- pt. 3. The nation's road standard -- Colonel Pope and the good roads movement -- "Rocks, ruts, and thank-you-marms" -- Highway Route1, relocated -- Changing the face of America -- Cruising the B-P-R
Control code
BK0008652280
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 322 p.
Isbn
9781416586142
Lccn
2009051453
Other physical details
map

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