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Slavery, scandal, and steel rails

Author: David Devine
Publisher: New York : iUniverse, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Presents an account of U.S. Minister to Mexico James Gadsden's negotiations that resulted in the purchase of land in order to construct a southern transcontinental railroad line east from California, the implementation problems encountered over the next six years, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company's internal disagreements along with those it had with its rivals, and the anticipated regional economic benefits the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Devine
ISBN: 0595329136 9780595329137
OCLC Number: 57000065
Notes: "The 1854 Gadsden Purchase and the Building of the Second Transcontinental Railroad Across Arizona and New Mexico Twenty-Five Years Later."
Description: xv, 266 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: David Devine.

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Presents an account of U.S. Minister to Mexico James Gadsden's negotiations that resulted in the purchase of land in order to construct a southern transcontinental railroad line east from California, the implementation problems encountered over the next six years, the Southern Pacific Railroad Company's internal disagreements along with those it had with its rivals, and the anticipated regional economic benefits the tracks would bring.

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