All listings for this product
Best-selling in Non-Fiction Books
Save on Non-Fiction Books
- AU $32.27Trending at AU $36.78
- AU $16.41Trending at AU $22.77
- AU $14.93Trending at AU $21.99
- AU $27.74Trending at AU $29.97
- AU $13.01Trending at AU $16.62
- AU $14.82Trending at AU $17.90
- AU $25.99Trending at AU $32.06
About this product
- DescriptionIn 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, t 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.
- Author BiographyH. Roger Grant is Kathryn and Calhoun Lemon Professor of History at Clemson University. He is author of 25 books, including Visionary Railroader (IUP, 2008) and (with Don L. Hofsommer) Iowa's Railroads (IUP, 2009).
- Author(s)H. Roger Grant
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication17/10/2012
- SubjectTrains & Railways: General Interest
- Series TitleRailroads Past & Present
- Place of PublicationIndiana
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note122 b/w illus.
- Weight953 g
- Width4522 mm
- Height6452 mm
- Spine28 mm
This item doesn't belong on this page.
Thanks, we'll look into this.