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Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America

Autore: Richard White
Editore: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2011] ©2011
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Richard White
ISBN: 9780393061260 0393061264
Numero OCLC: 668194893
Riconoscimenti: Pulitzer Prize for History finalist, 2012.
Descrizione: xxxiv, 660 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contenuti: Genesis --
Annus horribilis : 1873 --
Friends --
Spatial politics --
Kilkenny cats --
Men in octopus suits --
Working men --
Looking backward --
Collapse --
Strike --
Creative destruction.
Responsabilità: Richard White.
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