New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #43942
Between the end of the Civil War and the turn of the [19th] century, the growth of the executive branch of the federal government created thousands of clerical positions. The middle-class ladies and gentlemen who filled jobs took part in the formation of the first white collar bureaucracy in the United States. 234 pages with references and index. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.