Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

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A new, incisive history of the transcontinental railroads and how they transformed America in the decades after the Civil War. The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S. economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms of corruption. Their operations rearranged… (plus)

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Editeur: W. W. Norton & Company (23 mai 2011)

Format: EPUB

Nombre de pages: 660 pages

Taille du fichier: 2,48 Mo

Protection: DRM

Langue: Anglais


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