Railroaded

Author: Richard White
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393342376
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Describes the roll played by the transcontinental railroads in the making of modern America during the Gilded Age, discussing the economic panics caused by their debt and how their dependence on donations from the wealthy initiated new ...

Railroaded The Transcontinentals And The Making Of Modern America

Author: Richard White
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082601
Size: 16.94 MB
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize: "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations." —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book Review This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal ...

Railroaded The Transcontinentals And The Making Of Modern America

Author: Richard White
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393082601
Size: 62.60 MB
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A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize: "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations." —Michael Kazin, New York Times Book Review This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal ...

The Republic For Which It Stands

Author: Richard White
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199735816
Size: 38.11 MB
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The newest volume in the 'Oxford History of the United States' series, 'The Republic for Which it Stands' argues that the Gilded Age, along with Reconstruction - its conflicts, rapid and disorienting change, hopes and fears - formed the ...

Empire Express

Author: David Haward Bain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101658045
Size: 65.89 MB
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Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new ...

A Great And Shining Road

Author: John Hoyt Williams
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803297890
Size: 36.34 MB
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A Great and Shining Road is the exciting story of a mammoth feat that called forth entrepreneurial daring, financial wizardry, technological innovation, political courage and chicanery, and the heroism of thousands of laborers.

Sky As Frontier

Author: David T. Courtwright
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585444199
Size: 75.39 MB
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"Aviation's frontier stage lasted a scant three decades, then vanished as flying became a settled experience. Sky as Frontier recreates that pioneer world and shows how commercial and military imperatives destroyed it by routinizing flight.

Those Who Stayed Behind

Author: Hal S. Barron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521347778
Size: 48.16 MB
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He explores the economic hardships and population loss that most of America at this time experienced growth and geographical expansion. This book provides an innovative contribution to the history of rural America.

The Middle Ground

Author: Richard White
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139495682
Size: 19.13 MB
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An acclaimed book and widely acknowledged classic, The Middle Ground steps outside the simple stories of Indian-white relations - stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence.

Going Places

Author: Carlos A. Schwantes
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253342027
Size: 46.54 MB
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The author explores the role of transporation in shaping the American West, covering planes, trains, and automobiles, in a richly illustrated study that examines the interconnections between society and modes of transportations, the ...