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The Victorian Post Office: The Growth of a Bureaucracy (Royal Historical…

by C.R. Perry

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 086193220X, Hardcover)

Among 19th-century government departments the Post Office was a bureaucratic giant. By the eve of the First World War it managed a complex set of responsibilities, from the conveyance of mail around the Royal Historical Societyaccounted for one third of the entire civil service. Perry's book examines the important process by which the Post Office grew and evolved, took on new tasks such as the promotion of savings banks, and participated in the first two cases of nationalisation in British history —the 1870 purchase of the telegraphs, and the 1912 take-over of the telephone. Other topics explored include the Post Office's relations with politicians and the press, its approach to staff issues and labour difficulties, and itscontractual negotiations with two private industries, steamship lines and railways. Throughout Perry places the Post Office firmly within the context of the emergence of the modern corporate state and the creation of a mixed economy. C.R. PERRY is Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

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