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Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America

Autor: Richard White
Editorial: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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This work is a history of the transcontinental railroads and how they transformed America in the decades after the Civil War. The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S. economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new  Leer más
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Género/Forma: History
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto
Todos autores / colaboradores: Richard White
ISBN: 9780393061260 0393061264
Número OCLC: 668194893
Premios: Pulitzer Prize for History finalist, 2012.
Descripción: xxxiv, 660 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenido: Genesis --
Annus horribilis : 1873 --
Friends --
Spatial politics --
Kilkenny cats --
Men in octopus suits --
Working men --
Looking backward --
Collapse --
Strike --
Creative destruction.
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