The Resource Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America, Richard White

Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America, Richard White

Label
Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America
Title
Railroaded
Title remainder
the transcontinentals and the making of modern America
Statement of responsibility
Richard White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S. economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms of corruption. Their operations rearranged space and time, and remade the landscape of the West. As wheel and rail, car and coal, they opened new worlds of work and ways of life. Their discriminatory rates sparked broad opposition and a new antimonopoly politics. With characteristic originality, range, and authority, Richard White shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2751
LC item number
.W55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Land settlement
  • National characteristics, American
Label
Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America, Richard White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 535-642) and index
Contents
Genesis -- A railroad life : H.K. Thomas -- Annus horribilis : 1873 -- A railroad life : William Hyde -- Friends -- A railroad life : Elias C. Bousinot -- Spatial politics -- A railroad life : Alfred A. Cohen -- Kilkenny cats -- Mise en scène : Labor in nature -- Men in octopus suits -- A railroad life : William Mahl -- Working men -- A railroad life : William Pinkerton -- Looking backward -- Mise en scène : The death of Johanna Grogan -- Collapse -- Mise en scène : Reading the newspapers -- Strike -- Mise en scène : Following the detectives -- Creative destruction -- Mise en scène : Wovoka
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxix, 660 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393061260
Lccn
2010054054
Note
  • Main, cop. [1].
  • Bass Coll., cop. 2.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3861356-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3861356
  • (Sirsi) o668194893
  • (OCoLC)668194893
Label
Railroaded : the transcontinentals and the making of modern America, Richard White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 535-642) and index
Contents
Genesis -- A railroad life : H.K. Thomas -- Annus horribilis : 1873 -- A railroad life : William Hyde -- Friends -- A railroad life : Elias C. Bousinot -- Spatial politics -- A railroad life : Alfred A. Cohen -- Kilkenny cats -- Mise en scène : Labor in nature -- Men in octopus suits -- A railroad life : William Mahl -- Working men -- A railroad life : William Pinkerton -- Looking backward -- Mise en scène : The death of Johanna Grogan -- Collapse -- Mise en scène : Reading the newspapers -- Strike -- Mise en scène : Following the detectives -- Creative destruction -- Mise en scène : Wovoka
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxix, 660 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393061260
Lccn
2010054054
Note
  • Main, cop. [1].
  • Bass Coll., cop. 2.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • 3861356-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3861356
  • (Sirsi) o668194893
  • (OCoLC)668194893

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