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The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Charity Vogel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 18, 1867, an eastbound New York Express train derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York. The last two ... More


Wrought-Iron Politics: Racial Knowledge in the Making of a Greater Caribbean Railroad Industry

Daniel B. Rood

in The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190655266
eISBN:
9780190655297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190655266.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter tells the story of Tredegar Ironworks, a slave-exploiting Richmond firm that facilitated the modernization of Cuba’s sugar economy by providing railroad hardware, machinery, and ... More


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