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Union Pacific: Volume II, 1894-1969

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The second volume in the history of the Union Pacific begins after the financial panic of 1893, one of the worst depressions Americans had yet experienced, which pushed the railroad into bankruptcy. Maury Klein examines the complex challenges faced by the Union Pacific in the new century—the expanding role of government and its restrictive regulations, the growth of labor unions, the devastating effects of two world wars, and the growing competition from new modes of transportation—and how, under the innovative and influential leadership of Edward H. Harriman, the Union Pacific again played the role of industrial pioneer. Union Pacific has remained one of the strongest railroads in the country, surviving the eras of government regulation and the corporate mergers of the past twenty-five years. Insightful, definitive in scope, rich in colorful anecdotes and superb characterizations, Union Pacific is a fascinating saga not only of a particular railroad but also about how that industry transformed America. Maury Klein is professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Life and Legend of Jay Gould.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452908748
Subtitle:
1894-1969
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Author:
Maury Klein
Author:
Klein, Maury
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
History
Subject:
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Industries - Transportation
Subject:
Union Pacific Railroad Company - History
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Railroads -- North America.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20060328
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
676

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