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Author Grant, H. Roger, 1943-

Title Railroads and the American people / H. Roger Grant
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 309 pages) : illustrations
Series Railroads past and present
Railroads past and present.
Contents Trains -- Stations -- Communities -- Legacy
Summary In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. 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. Grant recalls the lasting memories left by train travel, both of luxurious Pullman cars and the grit and grind of coal-powered locals. He discusses the important role railroads played for towns and cities across America, not only for the access they provided to distant places and distant markets but also for the depots that were a focus of community life. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Railroad travel -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Railroad travel -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253006376 (electronic bk.)
9780253006370 (electronic bk.)