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American Privacy: The 400-Year History of Our Most Contested Right

A page-turning narrative of privacy and the evolution of communication, from broken sealing wax to high-tech wiretapping A sweeping story of the right to privacy as it sped along colonial postal routes, telegraph wires, and today’s fiber-optic cables on a collision course with presidents and programmers, librarians and letter-writers. American Privacy traces the lineage of…