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The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road: Dreams of Linking North and South (Railroads Past and Present)

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Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing South and the grain and livestock growers of the Old Northwest with traders and markets in the East, creating economic opportunities along its 700-mile length. But then came the Panic of 1837, and the project came to a halt. H. Roger Grant tells the incredible story of this singular example of "railroad fever" and the remarkable visionaries whose hopes for connecting North and South would require more than half a century--and one Civil War--to reach fruition.

About the Author

H. Roger Grant is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University. He is author of 30 books, including Visionary Railroader (IUP, 2008), Iowa's Railroads (with Don L. Hofsommer) (IUP, 2009), and Railroads and the American People (IUP, 2012).

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

1. Slow, Difficult and Dangerous Travel

2. A Rail Road?

3. Knoxville, 1836

4. Surveys, Finances and Construction

5. Crisis and Contraction

6. What Happened

7. What Might Have Happened

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253011817
Author:
Grant, H. Roger
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Civil War; History; Railroad and Transportation; Railroads and Transportation
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Railroads Past and Present
Publication Date:
20140431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 bandw illus., 2 maps
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
10 x 7 in 1.49 lb

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