Railroads and the American People

Railroads and the American People

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Looks at the impact and importance of railroads and railroad travel on cities and towns throughout the United States, from 1830 through 1930.Still, the railroad had a greater initial impact; after all, the iron horse represented a radical change from previous forms ofintercitytravel. ... The adoption of motor cars also proved to be more gradual than that of passenger trains, the result of primitive technologies, high costs, and poor roads. ... Where rails did not precede settlement, fewer opportunities existed for railroad-generated or related names.

Title:Railroads and the American People
Author:H. Roger Grant
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2012


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