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The Resource The King's best highway : the story of the post road from Boston to New York, the forgotten road that made America, Eric Jaffe

The King's best highway : the story of the post road from Boston to New York, the forgotten road that made America, Eric Jaffe

Label
The King's best highway : the story of the post road from Boston to New York, the forgotten road that made America
Title
The King's best highway
Title remainder
the story of the post road from Boston to New York, the forgotten road that made America
Statement of responsibility
Eric Jaffe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
388.10974
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE356.B6
LC item number
J34 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The King's best highway : the story of the post road from Boston to New York, the forgotten road 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 Route 1, relocated -- Changing the face of America -- Cruising the B-P-R
Control code
ocn464593163
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781416586142
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009051453
System control number
(OCoLC)464593163
Label
The King's best highway : the story of the post road from Boston to New York, the forgotten road 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 Route 1, relocated -- Changing the face of America -- Cruising the B-P-R
Control code
ocn464593163
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9781416586142
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2009051453
System control number
(OCoLC)464593163

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