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- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00
Railroads altered the landscape of the United States. Within a few decades of the invention of the locomotive, railways stretched from coast to coast, enabling people and goods to travel far greater distances than ever before, completely altering our concept of time and space. And while railroads may seem like an old technology, they continue to be... more...
- Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 49.99
In 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... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2000; US$ 24.95
What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's ?Little Three?: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's ?Big Four?: Chicago & North Western; Chicago, Burlington... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99
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... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99
One of the most intriguing yet neglected pieces of American transportation history, electric interurban railroads were designed to assist shoppers, salesmen, farmers, commuters, and pleasure-seekers alike with short distance travel. At a time when most roads were unpaved and horse and buggy travel were costly and difficult, these streetcar-like electric... more...
- Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 38.99
At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa and its... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Not long after the end of the American Civil War, a wealthy young Dutchman by the name of Claude August Crommelin embarked on a tour of the young country, visiting New England, the Middle Atlantic States, the Upper Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His family connections allowed him to meet ... more...
- University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00
This book introduces contemporary Buddhists from across Asia and from various walks of life. Eschewing traditional hagiographies, the editors have collected sixty-six profiles of individuals who would be excluded from most Buddhist histories and ethnographies. In addition to monks and nuns, readers will encounter artists, psychologists, social workers,... more...