1894 - 1969 v. 2
By (author) Maury Klein
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Union Pacific by Maury Klein
Book DescriptionThe second volume in the history of the Union Pacific begins after the financial panic of 1893, one of the worst depressions Americans had yet experienced, which pushed the railroad into bankruptcy. Maury Klein examines the complex challenges faced by the Union Pacific in the new century the expanding role of government and its restrictive regulations, the growth of labor unions, the devastating effects of two world wars, and the growing competition from new modes of transportation and how, under the innovative and influential leadership of Edward H. Harriman, the Union Pacific again played the role of industrial pioneer. Union Pacific has remained one of the strongest railroads in the country, surviving the eras of government regulation and the corporate mergers of the past twenty-five years. Insightful, definitive in scope, rich in colorful anecdotes and superb characterizations, Union Pacific is a fascinating saga not only of a particular railroad but also about how that industry transformed America.Maury Klein is professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Life and Legend of Jay Gould."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780816644605
(229mm x 170mm x 36mm)
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Genesis of Industrial America, 1870-1920, Hardback (September 2007)
This book, first published in 2007, offers a bold interpretation of American business history at the dawn of big business, 1870-1920.
Union Pacific, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Maury Klein
Presents the history of the railroad that connected the coasts and unified the United States.
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