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The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America

Robert G. Angevine
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Published
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
0804742391 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Contents
  • Internal improvements, the state, and the military in the early national period, 1800-1827
  • The U.S. Military Academy and engineering expertise, 1802-1832
  • Railroads and the rhetoric of national defense, 1827-1838
  • Surveying the railroads and the military approach to industrial development, 1827-1838
  • Railroads, resignations, and the rise of military professionalism, 1832-1848
  • A new phase in the relationship between the Army and the railroads, 1848-1861
  • The Civil War and the beginning of Army-railroad cooperation, 1861-1865
  • Civilization, concentration, and the construction of the transcontinental railroad, 1865-1870
  • The fruits of symbiotic exchange, 1870-1898.
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xvii, 351 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-337) and index.
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