The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890

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University of Illinois Press, 2003 - Transportation - 113 pages
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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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