Behind The Iron Horse

In 1869 it was hoped that the transcontinental railroad would fulfil the dream of a united and prosperous America.

But at what cost? Ludovic Kennedy re-evaluates the economic and social changes that the railway brought, and finds its influence pervading all layers of American life.

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19990213

In 1869 it was hoped that the transcontinental railroad would fulfil the dream of a united and prosperous America.

But at what cost? Ludovic Kennedy re-evaluates the economic and social changes that the railway brought, and finds its influence pervading all layers of American life.

19990213

In 1869 it was hoped that the transcontinental railroad would fulfil the dream of a united and prosperous America.

But at what cost? Ludovic Kennedy re-evaluates the economic and social changes that the railway brought, and finds its influence pervading all layers of American life.