The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890
University of Illinois Press, 1956 - Transportation - 113 pages
Rapid population growth in the Great Plains and the American West after the Civil War was the result not only of railroad expansion but of a collaboration among competing railroads to adopt a uniform width for track. This title shows how the consolidation of smaller railroads and the growth of capitalism worked to unify the railroad industry.
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The title of this 83 page book is such that the typical reader could be forgiven for assuming they were looking at a dry, technical exposition whose only possible saving grace might be an offering of ... Read full review