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The Opposing Transport Systems

Charles R. Shrader

in A War of Logistics: Parachutes and Porters in Indochina, 1945-1954

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165752
eISBN:
9780813165950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165752.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 6, the author describes and compares the transportation systems of the two sides, particularly with respect to their adaptability to the climate, terrain, and operational environment in ... More


The Wages of Development in South Texas and Northern Mexico

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the demographic and economic changes that swept over South Texas and northern Mexico during the Porfiriato and the Mexican Revolution. Growing landlessness and reliance on wage ... More


The Beginning of a “New” Mountain South: Agriculture, Railroads, and Social Change, 1872–1880

Steven E. Nash

in Reconstruction's Ragged Edge: The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626246
eISBN:
9781469628080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626246.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 6 reveals how bipartisan support for internal improvements fractured the mountain Republicans and allowed the Democratic Party to open the region to economic development while confidently ... More


Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Larry Haeg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The two most powerful men in the nation’s dominant industry, Edward H. Harriman and James J. Hill, got into a fight in 1901 for control of the nation’s western railroads. The battle also pitted the ... More


Mexico Versus the Seven Kings: The Railroad Consolidation, 1902–1910

Mark Wasserman

in Pesos and Politics: Business, Elites, Foreigners, and Government in Mexico, 1854-1940

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804791540
eISBN:
9780804795210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791540.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This is the history of the consolidation of the Mexican railroad system under government ownership from 1902 to 1911. The Díaz regime undertook these mergers in order to prevent the railroad tycoons ... More


A Busy and Fractured Mind of the South

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

De Bow’s fervent support of southern economic development became the foundation for a growing southern nationalist movement. This chapter focuses on his changing feelings about American nationalism ... More


Causes of Railroad Labor Conflict: The Case of Queensland, Australia, and the Northern US Plains, 1880–1900

Bradley Bowden and Peta Stevenson-Clarke

in Frontiers of Labor: Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041839
eISBN:
9780252050503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041839.003.0010
Subject:
History, Economic History

New World railroads were seminal to nineteenth-century industrialization and European expansion. Funded by the profits of industrialization, the railroads opened new lands for agricultural and ... More


Getting Farmers—and Tourists—“Out of the Mud”: Alabama's Nineteenth-Century Experience with Public Projects and Its Response to the Federal Road Aid Acts of 1916 and 1921

Martin T. Olliff

in Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049878
eISBN:
9780813050348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049878.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Martin T. Olliff informs us that, like the epic railroad construction of the nineteenth century, a system of roads and highways that were sturdy enough to serve heavy automobile and truck traffic ... More


Chains of Violence

Calvin Schermerhorn

in The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Violence was enslavers’ great economizer. This chapter follows Solomon Northup’s ordeal from his kidnapping in Washington, D.C., in 1841 through the mechanical market through which he was processed, ... More


“Hell Is Empty and All the Devils Are Here”

Larry Haeg

in Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street's Great Railroad War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683642
eISBN:
9781452949208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683642.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Northern Pacific common rises to $1,000 a share May 9, 1901, Hill-Morgan and Harriman-Schiff agree to $150 a share settlement price for the common to relieve the squeeze on the shorts. The market’s ... More


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