Artificial Cherry

Best Books, Artificial Cherry By Artificial Cherry

Father's Chinese Opera

Best Books, Father's Chinese Opera By Father's Chinese Opera

Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA's First Paramili...

Best Books, Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA's First Paramili... By Operation Valuable Fiend: The CIA's First Paramili...

Das Jesus Video

Best Books, Das Jesus Video By Das Jesus Video

Marxism and the New Imperialism

Best Books, Marxism and the New Imperialism By Marxism and the New Imperialism

Happy Stepmother

Best Books, Happy Stepmother By Happy Stepmother

The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading

Simon Cordery July 18, 2018

In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing Illinois needed railroads Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City becaIn 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing Illinois needed railroads Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the site of opportunities and challenges that remain to this day In this first of its kind history, full of entertaining anecdotes and colorful characters, Simon Cordery describes the explosive growth of Illinois railroads and its impact on America Cordery shows how railroading in Illinois influenced railroad financing, the creation of a national economy, and government regulation of business Cordery s masterful chronicle of rail development in Illinois from 1837 to 2010 reveals how the state s expanding railroads became the foundation of the nation s rail network.


  • Title: The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading
  • Author: Simon Cordery
  • ISBN: 9780253019066
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Paperback
    • [PDF] Download á The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading | by ↠ Simon Cordery
      308 Simon Cordery
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Download á The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading | by ↠ Simon Cordery
      Posted by:Simon Cordery
      Published :2018-07-18T10:46:23+00:00