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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/9780801449086.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts what happened on December 18, 1867 starting at 10:20 A.M. as the Buffalo-bound New York Express left Cleveland and began to cruise through the village of Ashtabula. It begins by ... More


Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Catherine Cocks

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tourists and travelers in the early nineteenth century saw American cities as ugly spaces, lacking the art and history that attracted thousands to the great cities of Europe. By the turn of the ... More


On My Way through Yeshivot

Lee Shai Weissbach

in A Jewish Life on Three Continents: The Memoir of Menachem Mendel Frieden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783637
eISBN:
9780804786201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783637.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter tells of Menachem Mendel Frieden’s first encounter with yeshiva education, a feature of East European Jewish life with which many Jewish boys and young men had experience in the late ... More


Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Jonathan H. Grossman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The same week in February 1836 that Charles Dickens was hired to write his first novel, The Pickwick Papers, the first railway line in London opened. This book explores the rise of the global, ... More


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