More Than Words

Readings in Transport, Communication and the History of Postal Communication

Édité par John A. Willis
Catégories: History
Séries: Mercury Series (0316-1854)
Éditeur: Canadian Museum of History
Paperback : 9780660196961, 382 pages, Mai 2007

Table des matières

List of FiguresPreface

Introduction / John Willis

Part One: The Post1. Le reseau de communications postales durant le regime francais: le reseau officiel / Bernard Allaire2. "Agitators of the Worst Type": Riot and Occupation at the Vancouver Post Office, 1938 / Duncan Stacey3. One Hundred Years of Post Processing in Canada / Krista Cooke4. September 11, 2001: Collecting and Exhibiting a National Tragedy / Nancy A. Pope5. Testing the Boundaries of Postal Enterprise in the U. S. Free-market Economy, 1880-1920 / Richard Kielbowicz6. The History and Geography of the Post Office on Prince Edward Island, 1870-1920 / John Willis

Part Two: Epistolary Practice and Culture7. Une industrie de la plume d'oie: les pennes de la Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson / Bianca Gendreau8. Sous le sceau du secret - Correspondence chiffree en Nouvelle-France pendant la guerre de Sept Ans / Nicole Casteran9. S'ecrire au XIX siecle en France - Histoire d'une acculturation / Cecile Dauphin-Memteau de Daniele Poublan10. "From a Fine Pen Much Art and Fancy Flows": Letter Writing and Gentility in Early New England / Sheila McIntyre

Part Three: People and Their Letters11. The Immigrant Experience and the Creation of a Transatlantic Epistolary Space: A Case Study12. La vie familiale d'un administrateur colonial: Herman Witsius Ryland / Lorraine Gadoury13. Liaisons epistolaires illegitimes entre l'abbe Casgrain et l'Irelandaise Kate E. Godley / Manon Brunet14. Correspondence d'un immigrant francais au Canada au debut du XX siecle / Marguerite Sauriol15. Wartime Correspondence: Living, Loving, and Leaving through Letters During the Two World Wars / Liz Turcotte16. A Timeless Experience? Perceptions of Two Educated German Immigrants to the United States, 1863 to 1996 / Susanne C. Knoblauch

Part Four: Communication and Transport17. Instructions from Terra Nova: Aspects of Communication in the Sixteenth-Century Fishery / Brad Loewen18. La filiere morutiere normano-bretonne: Capitaines et habitants pecheurs de l'ile Scatarie (1714-1754)19. A Distant Shore: Steamer Mail to and from Gold-Rush California / Marianne Babal20. "A Living, Moving Pageant": The CBC's Coverage of the Royal Tour of 1939 / Mary Vipond21. Transporter le Canada a l'etranger: Les militaires canadiens a travers le monde, de 1945 a 1975 / Jean MartinEpilogue / Meg Ausman

La description

More Than Words features the work of more than twenty scholars from Canada and abroad on topics related to postal communications. Drawing on recent trends in social and cultural history, the authors address the history and importance of the post from such perspectives as infrastructure, technology, nation-building and interpersonal communications. Demonstrating the power of the written word, these new essays examine the post? essential role in building contacts, exchanging emotions, and forging a culture of communication ?in which much more than words are exchanged.