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Miner, H. Craig
A most magnificent machine : America adopts the railroad, 1825-1862 / Craig Miner
Alternate Title America adopts the railroad, 1825-1862
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HE2751 .M56 2010    AVAILABLE
Gift from Sidney and Lorraine Bolkosky, 2012
Subject(s) Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Railroads -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xvi, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
NOTE Gift from Sidney and Lorraine Bolkosky, 2012
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-314) and index
Contents Introduction : treading on enchanted ground -- Baltimore looks West -- The vast machinery -- Network -- Default -- Riding the rails -- The soulless corporation -- Scalded by the steam -- The near West -- Southern strategy -- The prairie and the river -- Panic -- We fly by night -- Mr. Whitney's dream -- Pacific or bust -- Conclusion : adapting to the machine
Summary Traces the growth of railroads from their origins in the 1820s to the onset of the Civil War and also examines the cultural, economic, and political aspects
Alternate Author Library donation, 2012

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