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Railroads and the American People.

Author: Grant, H. Roger.
Publisher: Indiana University Press 2012.
Series: Railroads past and present.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics-trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America-illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations. Grant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012008227
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grant, H. Roger.
ISBN: 9780253006370 0253006376
OCLC Number: 817813517
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (History) 2012
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Transportation) 2014
Description: 1 online resource (327 pages).
Contents: Prologue; 1 TRAINS; 2 STATIONS; 3 COMMUNITIES; 4 LEGACY; Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading.
Series Title: Railroads past and present.
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In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics-trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America-illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations. Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal-powered locals. He discusses the important role railroads played.

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