Railroads and the American People

Railroads and the American People

eBook - 2012
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In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics-trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America-illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations. Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal-powered locals. He discusses the important role railroads played.
Publisher: Indiana University Press 2012
ISBN: 9780253006370
0253006376
1283608669
9781283608664
9780253006332
0253006333
Characteristics: 1 online resource (327 pages)

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