Transportation and the American People (Railroads Past and Present) (Hardcover)

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Transportation and the American People (Railroads Past and Present) (Hardcover)


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Transportation is the unsung hero in America's story. Stagecoaches, waterways, canals, railways, busses, and airplanes revolutionized much more than just the way people got around; they transformed the economic, political, and social aspects of everyday life. In Transportation and the American People, renowned historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of American transportation from its slow, uncomfortable, and often dangerous beginnings to the speed and comfort of travel today. Early advances like stagecoaches and canals allowed traders, business, and industry to expand across the nation, setting the stage for modern developments like transcontinental railways and busses that would forever reshape the continent. Grant provides a compelling and thoroughly researched narrative of the social history of travel, shining a light on the role of transportation in shaping the country and on the people who helped build it.

H. Roger Grant is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University. He is author of numerous books, including Visionary Railroader, John W. Barriger III, Railroaders without Borders, and Railroads and the American People.
Product Details ISBN: 9780253043306
ISBN-10: 0253043301
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 264
Language: English
Series: Railroads Past and Present