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Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America

Autor: Richard White
Editora: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2011] ©2011
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Documento Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Richard White
ISBN: 9780393061260 0393061264
Número OCLC: 668194893
Prêmios: Pulitzer Prize for History finalist, 2012.
Descrição: xxxiv, 660 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Conteúdos: Genesis --
Annus horribilis : 1873 --
Friends --
Spatial politics --
Kilkenny cats --
Men in octopus suits --
Working men --
Looking backward --
Collapse --
Strike --
Creative destruction.
Responsabilidade: Richard White.
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A new, incisive history of the transcontinental railroads and how they transformed America in the decades after the Civil War.  Ler mais...

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