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Author Miner, H. Craig

Title A most magnificent machine : America adopts the railroad, 1825-1862 / Craig Miner

Publ Info Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [2010]
2010
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Warwick  HE2751 .M56 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HE2751 .M56 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HE2751 M56 2010    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for CCRI-Warwick Orders on 06-29-2011.
Descript xvi, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p.[267]-314) and index
Contents Introduction : treading on enchanted ground -- Baltimore looks West -- The vast machinery -- Network -- Default -- Riding the rails -- The soulless corporation -- Scalded by the steam -- The near West -- Southern strategy -- The prairie and the river -- Panic -- We fly by night -- Mr. Whitney's dream -- Pacific or bust -- Conclusion : adapting to the machine
LC subject Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Railroads -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780700617555 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0700617558 (cloth : acid-free paper)