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Landscape of Profits: Cultivating Capitalism across the Border

Rachel St. John

in Line in the Sand: A History of the Western U.S.-Mexico Border

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691141541
eISBN:
9781400838639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691141541.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how ranchers, miners, investors, laborers, railroad executives, and innumerable economic actors integrated the border into an emerging transnational economy and began to create ... More


Mapping a Transcontinental Nation: Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century American Rail Travel Cartography

Jerry Musich

in Cartographies of Travel and Navigation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226010748
eISBN:
9780226010786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226010786.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter, which surveys the universe of early railroad mapping and then focuses on the history of mapping for rail passengers up to the early twentieth century, argues that the history of ... More


“Shall This Destruction Proceed?”: Wilderness Preservation

Richard J. Orsi

in Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520200197
eISBN:
9780520940864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520200197.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the Southern Pacific's interest in conservation, particularly the preservation of the wilderness. It examines the effect of the construction and operation of these rail lines ... More


Building a Region

Roberto Ramón Lint Sagarena

in Aztlán and Arcadia: Religion, Ethnicity, and the Creation of Place

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740606
eISBN:
9781479854905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740606.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the creation of Southern California as an American region within the context of post-Civil War reconstruction and the arrival of rail lines to the West. It first considers ... More


Saturday, April 20: “Lincoln is in a Trap”

John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood

in The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199759897
eISBN:
9780190254452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759897.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the growing panic among residents of Washington on April 20, 1861 as Union forces continued to make preparations against the Confederacy. It notes how the city's residents ... More


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