Rogers, Lindsay. The Postal Power of Congress: A Study in Constitutional Expansion. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1916. 189 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776772. ISBN-10: 1584776773. Cloth. New. $70. * Based on a doctoral dissertation written under the direction of William Westel Willoughby, this study explores the development of federal postal powers from the 1790s, when people doubted if the government could do more than carry the mail over existing roads, to the early 1900s, when the government began to assert the right to acquire the nation's railway system under the postal clause. Though restricted to a single topic, this study raises several valuable points concerning the relationship between the states and the federal government and the use of legislation to address social needs.
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