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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

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This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success.

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"A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations."  --Michael Kazin, New York Times Book Review

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Richard White, winner of a MacArthur Fellowship and the Parkman Prize, is the Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University.

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ISBN:
9780393342376
Author:
White, Richard
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Railroads - General
Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pages of illustrations
Pages:
720
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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