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American railroads were the Internet of the 19th century. The whole country opened up. Industry exploded. Numerous fortunes were made, lost, and sometimes made again. Railroads had a profound impact on technology, business, politics, and culture. This reference guide includes seven essays which provide historical overview and detailed examinations of critical aspects of the railroads. Also included are 15 in-depth biographies of persons who greatly influenced the history of the rails; 23 primary documents that illustrate the story with the participants' own words; 10 photos; a timeline; and an annotated bibliography to aid further research. This book is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in this fascinating period of U.S. history.

After a historical overview that opens the book, railroad historian Augustus Veenendaal explores the technology that made the railroads possible and the innovations in financing that got them built. A chapter is devoted to the Civil War, as the rails were used as a tool of war. An in-depth look at the epic story of transcontinental railroad is followed by an examination of the quest for monopolies. Finally a summary chapter focuses on the economic impact of railroads in the nineteenth century and beyond. Biographical portraits of figures like Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and James J. Hill detail the lives of industry movers and shakers. Excerpts from primary documents ranging from Abraham Lincoln's legal defense of the railroad industry to Charles Dickens' description of his railroad trip through America, to a secret agreement between J. P. Morgan and railroad tycoons to avoid competition provide first-hand accounts of the events of the day.

Book News Annotation:

This book surveys the complex world of American railroad technology, economics, and personalities, for students and general readers interested in railroad history between 1806 and 1917. Veenendaal (history, Institute of Netherlands) compares the impact of the railroad on the technology and culture the 19th century to that of today's Internet, offering seven essays providing historical overviews and detailing critical aspects of railroads. The volume also offers 15 biographies of persons who influenced the railroads, 23 essays on the railroad from contributors including Abraham Lincoln and Charles Dickens, and an annotated bibliography. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

This book surveys the complex world of American railroad technology, economics, and personalities, for students and general readers interested in railroad history between 1806 and 1917. Veenendaal (history, Institute of Netherlands) compares the impact of the railroad on the technology and culture the 19th century to that of today's Internet, offering seven essays providing historical overviews and detailing critical aspects of railroads. The volume also offers 15 biographies of persons who influenced the railroads, 23 essays on the railroad from contributors including Abraham Lincoln and Charles Dickens, and an annotated bibliography. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This all-in-one reference guide to American railroads features essays, biographies, and primary documents.

Synopsis:

This reference guide includes seven essays that provide historical overview and detailed examinations of critical aspects of the railroads. Also included are in-depth biographies of persons who greatly influenced the history of the rails; 23 primary documents that illustrate the story with the participants' own words; 10 photos; a timeline; and an annotated bibliography to aid further research.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313316883
Editor:
Frey, Linda S.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Editor:
Frey, Linda S.
Author:
Veenendaal, A. J.
Author:
Veenendaal, Augustus J.
Author:
Veenendaal, Augustus
Location:
Westport, Conn.
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Railroads
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Children's Baby - Transportation
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Railroads -- United States -- History.
Series:
Greenwood Guides to Historic Events, 1500-1900 Greenwood GUI
Series Volume:
sâer. 4, v. 1
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.46x6.68x.90 in. 1.13 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This all-in-one reference guide to American railroads features essays, biographies, and primary documents.
"Synopsis" by , This reference guide includes seven essays that provide historical overview and detailed examinations of critical aspects of the railroads. Also included are in-depth biographies of persons who greatly influenced the history of the rails; 23 primary documents that illustrate the story with the participants' own words; 10 photos; a timeline; and an annotated bibliography to aid further research.
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