This chapter argues that phrenologists used correspondence to establish reform as a global political project. It explores this argument in three different reform debates: abolition, education, and prisons. In doing so, it traces the relationship between science and politics across the globe, ranging from the United States to the Pacific. It also argues that phrenologists saw the very act of writing a letter as a practice of reform in its own right, a practice which could reform the mind as well.
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