Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990. Stover, John F. American Railroads. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. Taylor, George Rogers and Neu, Irene D. The American Railroad Network, 1861 - 1890.
... Louis and Chicago, 1850-1880 0947)- For a better understanding of the rail network on the eve of the Civil War, see the valuable maps and text in George R. Taylor and Irene D. Neu, The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 (1956).
Author: John F. Stover
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Few scenes capture the American experience so eloquently as that of a lonely train chugging across the vastness of the Great Plains, or snaking through tortuous high mountain passes. Although this vision was eclipsed for a time by the rise of air travel and trucking, railroads have enjoyed a rebirth in recent years as profitable freight carriers. A fascinating account of the rise, decline, and rebirth of railroads in the United States, John F. Stover's American Railroads traces their history from the first lines that helped eastern seaports capture western markets to today's newly revitalized industry. Stover describes the growth of the railroads' monopoly, with the consequent need for state and federal regulations; relates the vital part played by the railroads during the Civil War and the two World Wars; and charts the railroads' decline due to the advent of air travel and trucking during the 1950s. In two new chapters, Stover recounts the remarkable recovery of the railroads, along with other pivotal events of the industry's recent history. During the 1960s declining passenger traffic and excessive federal regulation led to the federally-financed creation of Amtrak to revive passenger service and Conrail to provide freight service on bankrupt northeastern railroads. The real savior for the railroads, though, proved to be the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which brought prosperity to rail freight carriers by substantially deregulating the industry. By 1995, renewed railroad freight traffic had reached nearly twice its former peak in 1944. Bringing both a seasoned eye and new insights to bear on one of the most American of industries, Stover has produced the definitive history of railroads in the United States.
31. Stover,American Railroads, 13; Taylor and Neu, TheAmerican Railroad Network, 1861–1890, 43–45; Brown, History ofthe FirstLocomotive in America, 135–42, 156. 32. Derrick, CentennialHistory ofSouth Carolina Railroad, 29, 31–32; ...
Author: H. Roger Grant
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing South and the grain and livestock growers of the Old Northwest with traders and markets in the East, creating economic opportunities along its 700-mile length. But then came the Panic of 1837, and the project came to a halt. H. Roger Grant tells the incredible story of this singular example of "railroad fever" and the remarkable visionaries whose hopes for connecting North and South would require more than half a century—and one Civil War—to reach fruition.
31. 6 Puffert, “The Standardization of Track Gauge”; Stover, American Railroads, pp. 143–144. 7 George Rogers Taylor and Irene D. Neu, The American Railroad Network, 1861–1890 (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2003 [orig.
Author: Matthew Heins
Category: Social Science
This book gives an account of how the U.S. freight transportation system has been impacted and “globalized,” since the 1950s, by the presence of the shipping container. A globally standardized object, the container carries cargo moving in international trade, and it utilizes and fits within the existing transportation infrastructures of shipping, trucking and railroads. In this way it binds them together into a nearly seamless worldwide logistics network. This process occurs not only in ocean shipping and at ports, but also deep within national territories. In its dependence on existing infrastructural systems, though, the network of container movement as it pervades domestic space is shaped by the history and geography of the nation-state. This global network is not invariably imposed in a top-down manner—to a large degree, it is cobbled together out of national, regional and local systems. Heins describes this in the American context, examining the freight transportation infrastructures of railroads, trucking and inland waterways, and also the terminals where containers are transferred between train and truck. The book provides a detailed historical narrative, and is also theoretically informed by the contemporary literature on infrastructure and globalization.
The American Lock at St. Mary's Falls, completed in 1855, was meant to bypass the falls on the St. Marys River. Michigan operated the lock ... “Railways, April 1, 1861,” in Taylor and Neu, The American Railroad Network, 1861–1890. 8.
Author: Richard F. Miller
Publisher: University of Michigan Regional
Unlike most books about the Civil War, which address individual battles or the war at the national level, States at War: A Reference Guide for Michigan in the Civil War chronicles the actions of an individual state government and its citizenry coping with the War and its ramifications, from transformed race relations and gender roles, to the suspension of habeas corpus, to the deaths of over 10,000 Michigan fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers who had been in action. The book compiles primary source material--including official reports, legislative journals, executive speeches, special orders, and regional newspapers--to provide an exhaustive record of the important roles Michigan and Michiganders had in the War. Though not burdened by marching armies or military occupation like some states to the southeast, Michigan nevertheless had a fascinating Civil War experience that was filled with acute economic anxieties, intense political divisions, and vital contributions on the battlefield. This comprehensive volume will be the essential starting point for all future research into Michigan's Civil War-era history.
Author: Richard Franklin BenselPublish On: 2000-11-06
28 George Rogers Taylor and Irene D. Neu, The American Railroad Network, 1861–1890 (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1956), pp.37, 41, 78. 29 April 24,1886. Fora listand detailed description ofrailroad and highway bridges ...
Author: Richard Franklin Bensel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In the late nineteenth century, the United States underwent an extremely rapid industrial expansion that moved the nation into the front ranks of the world economy. At the same time, the nation maintained democratic institutions as the primary means of allocating political offices and power. The combination of robust democratic institutions and rapid industrialization is rare and this book explains how development and democracy coexisted in the United States during industrialization. Most literature focuses on either electoral politics or purely economic analyses of industrialization. This book synthesizes politics and economics by stressing the Republican party's role as a developmental agent in national politics, the primacy of the three great developmental policies (the gold standard, the protective tariff, and the national market) in state and local politics, and the impact of uneven regional development on the construction of national political coalitions in Congress and presidential elections.
The American Railroad Network , 1861-1890 . Cambridge , Mass .: Harvard University Press , 1956 . 113 pp . Taylor and Neu argue that the American railroad system did not reach maturity until after the Civil War .
Author: Jack Salzman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This is an annotated bibliography of 20th century books through 1983, and is a reworking of American Studies: An Annotated Bibliography of Works on the Civilization of the United States, published in 1982. Seeking to provide foreign nationals with a comprehensive and authoritative list of sources of information concerning America, it focuses on books that have an important cultural framework, and does not include those which are primarily theoretical or methodological. It is organized in 11 sections: anthropology and folklore; art and architecture; history; literature; music; political science; popular culture; psychology; religion; science/technology/medicine; and sociology. Each section contains a preface introducing the reader to basic bibliographic resources in that discipline and paragraph-length, non-evaluative annotations. Includes author, title, and subject indexes. ISBN 0-521-32555-2 (set) : $150.00.
Neu'sThe American Railroad Network,1861–1890 (1956), CarterGoodrich's Government Promotion of American Canals and Railroads, 1800–1890 (1960), RobertW. Fogel's, Railroads and American EconomicGrowth:Essays inEconometric History (1964), ...
Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Represents the most comprehensive coverage available relating to all aspects of the U.S. Civil War Features contributions from dozens of experts in Civil War scholarship Covers major campaigns and battles, and military and political figures, as well as non-military aspects of the conflict such as gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory