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Going places : transportation redefines the twentieth-century West

Author: Carlos A Schwantes
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2003.
Series: American West in the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Going Places looks at the three major ways in which transportation has shaped the great Western landscape. There are the transformations brought about by a railroad right-of-way, highway corridors, waterways, and airports; and the larger impacts of transportation on the landscape, such as the development that followed the iron rails westward. Finally, Schwantes considers how travelers experience the passing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwantes, Carlos A., 1945-
Going places.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)652367834
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carlos A Schwantes
ISBN: 0253342023 9780253342027
OCLC Number: 49727701
Description: xix, 419 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Transportation corridors transform the west --
When railroads ruled --
Copper connections and the last transcontinental railroad --
Roads stretching from farm to market, but seldom beyond --
The emergence of new corridors of power --
The twentieth-century transportation revolution --
The new overland route --
Hard choices for hard times --
Is this trip necessary? the impact of World War II --
Auto euphoria and other postwar enthusiasms --
The sky's the limit --
Reinventing the railroads.
Series Title: American West in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes.

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It seems difficult even to imagine the modern West without reference to its planes, trains, and automobiles. This title looks at three major ways in which transportation has shaped the great Western  Read more...

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