Insightful and carefully researched...A wonderful cluster of essays--Christopher Hager "Journal of American Studies " There really is something for everyone in this hugely impressive collection of essays: discussions of the importance of letters to US migrant histories; materialist histories of postal systems and direct mail marketing (of ideas, as well as of goods); and the significance of letters to literary culture. From treatments of the (relatively) arcane to canonical texts, the range is simply staggering. --Sinead Moynihan "THES "
Celeste-Marie Bernier is Professor of African American Studies University of Nottingham and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of American Studies (Cambridge University Press). Judie Newman, OBE, is a former Chair of the British Association for American Studies, a Founding Fellow of the English Association, the recipient of the Arthur Miller Prize in American Studies, and Professor of American Studies, University of Nottingham. Matthew Pethers is an Associate Professor in American Intellectual and Cultural History at the University of Nottingham. He has published widely on the literary history, print culture, performative arts and scientific thought of eighteenth and nineteenth-century America.