Union Pacific: 1894 - 1969 (Google eBook)

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U of Minnesota Press, 2006 - Transportation - 654 pages
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The second volume in the history of the Union Pacific begins after the financial panic of 1893, one of the worst depressions Americans had yet experienced, which pushed the railroad into bankruptcy. Maury Klein examines the complex challenges faced by the Union Pacific in the new century—the expanding role of government and its restrictive regulations, the growth of labor unions, the devastating effects of two world wars, and the growing competition from new modes of transportation—and how, under the innovative and influential leadership of Edward H. Harriman, the Union Pacific again played the role of industrial pioneer. Union Pacific has remained one of the strongest railroads in the country, surviving the eras of government regulation and the corporate mergers of the past twenty-five years. Insightful, definitive in scope, rich in colorful anecdotes and superb characterizations, Union Pacific is a fascinating saga not only of a particular railroad but also about how that industry transformed America. Maury Klein is professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Life and Legend of Jay Gould.
  

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Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration; America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

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This final volume of Klein's three-volume chronicle of the Union Pacific (UP) Railroad (Union Pacific 1862–1893; Union Pacific 1894–1969) traces the evolution of the company and the American railroad ... Read full review

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I agree with a newspaper review of this tome that it is thorough, but I disagree with the same publication that this is a compelling work. Thus book covers extremely minute details of the Union ... Read full review

Contents

The Transformation 18931909
9
The Great Adjustment 19101939
183
The New Railroad 19401969
379
The Rebirth
547
Selective Bibliography
553
Source Notes
555
Index
637
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Maury Klein is professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. His previous books include"Unfinished Business: The Railroad in American Life" and "The Life and Legend of Jay Gould".

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