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Railroaded : The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
by Richard White


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This original, deeply researched history 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview

This original, deeply researched history 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.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780393342376
  • ISBN-10: 0393342379
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 660
  • Dimensions: 8.28 x 5.52 x 1.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.21 pounds


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Books > Transportation > Railroads - History
Books > History > United States - 19th Century

 
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