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Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America

著者: Richard White
出版商: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©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  再读一些...
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类型/形式: History
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所有的著者/提供者: Richard White
ISBN: 9780393061260 0393061264
OCLC号码: 668194893
奖励: Pulitzer Prize for History finalist, 2012.
描述: xxxiv, 660 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
内容: Genesis --
Annus horribilis : 1873 --
Friends --
Spatial politics --
Kilkenny cats --
Men in octopus suits --
Working men --
Looking backward --
Collapse --
Strike --
Creative destruction.
责任: 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.  再读一些...

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