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All aboard! : the railroad in American life

Author: George H Douglas
Publisher: New York : Smithmark Publishers, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of railroads in the United States, from the 1830s to the present, and examines their impact on the social and cultural life of the country.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George H Douglas
ISBN: 0765197367 9780765197368
OCLC Number: 36032134
Notes: Originally published: ©1992.
"This edition published in 1996."
Description: xviii, 462 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: New York to Philadelphia in 1820 --
The coming of the Iron Horse --
The spreading railroad fever --
People up and down the line --
Long shadows of doubt --
A nation divided, a nation joined --
The Gilded Age : burnished and tarnished --
The colonization of the West --
Across the continent --
1875 --
The railroads are vilified --
Travel in the grand manner --
The rise of the railroad suburb --
Down by the depot --
The great terminals in city life --
All manner of byways --
The railroad in literature and art --
Railroads and the popular culture --
The lingering presence.
Responsibility: George H. Douglas.

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Traces the history of railroads in the United States, from the 1830s to the present, and examines their impact on the social and cultural life of the country.

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