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railroads and the people.

E. P. Ripley

railroads and the people.

Shall railway rates be raised?

by E. P. Ripley

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Published in [n.p .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination29 p.
Number of Pages29
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16363623M

The book that I feel is the best railroad history ever published goes to Don Hofsommer's "The Quannah Route." Scott Yaeger, Sugar Land, Texas A must read for anyone wanting to know how railroads have evolved in the U.S. is Albro Martin's "Enterprise Denied: Origins of the Decline of American Railroads, ". To readers intimidated by the topic of railroad finance: master your fears and stay on board for a very wild ride." - Patricia Limerick, Center of the American West, University of Colorado This brilliant book will forever change our understanding of the great railroad projects of nineteenth century America.

  Aired 3/23/ Ted Kornweibel is the author of "Railroads in the African American Experience: A Photographic Journey," the first book to detail the entire sweep of the African-American experience. A part of the legendary Underground Railroad for fleeing slaves of pre-Civil War days, this registered National Historic Landmark is a Federal style brick home built in

Richard White argues that the transcontinental railroads of the late 19th century were political, business, and social failures that should not have been constructed when and where they were. Far from being the harbingers of order and modernity, they were largely vehicles for financial manipulation, political corruption, and personal gain - harbingers of a different kind of modernity. In words and pictures, this book traces the growth of the railroad until Altoona housed the largest car shops in the world. Together, the city and the PRR became famous. The fame was due in part to the dedication of the men who spent most of their lives with the railroad; also the women who shouldered the men's jobs during times of war.


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Railroads and the people by E. P. Ripley Download PDF EPUB FB2

The author divides the book into four main sections - trains and train travel, train stations, railroads and how they affected community life, and the legacy that railroading has left us today. The book is printed on a high quality glossy paper, which is important as there are well over B/W plates to help visualize the prose/5(17).

To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics—trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America—illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations.

Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads as it has been preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory. Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest : H Roger Grant. Finally, Grant reviews the lasting heritage of the railroads as it has been preserved in word, stone, paint, and memory.

Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians. The book is published by Indiana University Press. © H. Roger Grant (P) Redwood Audiobooks. Railroads and the American People - Read book online Read online: In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H.

Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad. Author H. Roger Grant provides a good overview of "Transportation and the American People" in his titled book.

It covers travel in and on everything from horse drawn stages, canals, railroads, buses, to airplanes as passenger transportation in America has chronologically progressed/5(2).

The Underground Railroad was perhaps the best example in U.S. history of blacks and whites working together for the common good. People of the Underground Railroad is the largest in-depth collection of profiles of those individuals involved in the spiriting of black slaves to freedom in the northern states and Canada beginning around and lasting to the early Civil War.

The Shelf2Life Trains & Railroads Collection provides a unique opportunity for researchers and railroad enthusiasts to easily access and explore pre titles focusing on the history, culture and experience of railroading. From the revolution of the ste. U.S. freight railroads play a critical role in the nation’s ability to build.

Railroads transport a variety of construction materials, including steel, stone, non‐metallic minerals, wood products and plastics, as well as products such as household appliances. Freight railroads moved 2 million carloads of construction-related materials in   The Underground Railroad was a network of people, African American as well as white, offering shelter and aid to escaped slaves from the South.

It developed as a convergence of several different. Get this from a library. Railroads and the American people.

[H Roger Grant] -- Looks at the impact and importance of railroads and railroad travel on cities and towns throughout the United States, from through   “Many books on the railroad focus on the Big Four and the barons of the UP,” he says.

“Workers, including the Irish, receive little attention. What is more, written history. Railroads and the American People is a sparkling paean to American railroading by one of its finest historians. The book is published by Indiana University Press. Railroads and the American People: Railroads Past and Present by H.

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Roger Grant has 36 books on Goodreads with ratings. Roger Grant’s most popular book is Railroads and the American People. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics--trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America--illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations.

By routinizing movements of raw materials, goods, and people, railroads orchestrated the growth of the national economy. In The House of Seven Gables () Nathaniel Hawthorne said it well: “Railroads are positively the greatest blessing that the ages have wrought out for us.

Stevens was granted the first railroad charter in North America in but others began to receive grants and work began on the first operational railroads soon after. InPeter Cooper designed and built the first American-built steam locomotive, the Tom Thumb, to be operated on a common-carrier railroad.

In his new book, Railroaded, historian Richard White examines the impact transcontinental train corporations had on business and politics at the end of the 19th century. Railroads establish "a. The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a 1,mile (3, km) continuous railroad line constructed between and that connected the existing eastern U.S.

rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics-trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America-illustrating each topic with carefully chosen period illustrations.RAILROAD BOOK Trains And Train People in American Culture, ed by McPherson & Williams,1st edition, soft, /2" x 11" soft, TOC, used, edges of pages begining to Rating: % positive.Try the new Google Books.

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