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Debates

Charity Vogel

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on debates sparked by the Angola Horror. The winter of 1867–1868 became known for railroad accidents. In the months after the inquest, the jury concluded its investigation and ... More


Changes

Charity Vogel

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the changes that occurred in 1868–1893 after the Angola Horror. It begins with George Westinghouse Jr.'s invention of the air brake that could stop railroad trains quickly and ... More


Troubled Sleep

Charity Vogel

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts what happened moments before the New York Express derailed, and specifically at 3:10 P.M. of December 18, 1867. It considers the experience of Josiah P. Hayward, one of the 200 ... More


Lost Souls

Charity Vogel

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue highlights some of the lessons that have been learned by the Angola Horror. It begins by comparing the New York Express tragedy with the Ashtabula accident of December 29, 1876. It then ... More


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