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The Resource Iron empires : robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America, Michael Hiltzik

Iron empires : robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America, Michael Hiltzik

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Iron empires : robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America
Title
Iron empires
Title remainder
robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America
Statement of responsibility
Michael Hiltzik
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1869, when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad, few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks. Once a hodgepodge of short, squabbling lines, America's railways exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators, crooks, and visionaries. Hiltzik shows how the vicious competition between empire builders such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, J. P. Morgan, and E. H. Harriman sparked stock market frenzies, panics, and crashes; provoked strikes that upended the relationship between management and labor; transformed the nation's geography; and culminated in a ferocious two-man battle that shook the nation's financial markets to their foundations and produced dramatic, lasting changes in the interplay of business and government. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiltzik, Michael A
Dewey number
385.0973/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2751
LC item number
.H425 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Industrialists
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Big business
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Iron empires : robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America, Michael Hiltzik
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Agents of transformation -- The age of scoundrels. Uncle Daniel and the Commodore ; Chapters of Erie ; Pierpont Morgan's grand tour ; The king of frauds ; The Northern Pacific panic ; Jay Gould returns ; Year of upheaval -- Morgan and Harriman. The rise of Ned Harriman ; The first skirmish ; A community of interests ; Savior of the Union Pacific ; The Reconstruction ; "A pig-headed affair" ; The empire builder ; The quest for the Burlington -- The ghost dance. Peacock Alley ; Lions guarding the way ; "A good-sized panic" ; Exhaustion ; The trustbuster ; "Malefactors of great wealth" -- Epilogue: The end of an epoch
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780544770317
Lccn
2019033911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1105150322
Label
Iron empires : robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America, Michael Hiltzik
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Agents of transformation -- The age of scoundrels. Uncle Daniel and the Commodore ; Chapters of Erie ; Pierpont Morgan's grand tour ; The king of frauds ; The Northern Pacific panic ; Jay Gould returns ; Year of upheaval -- Morgan and Harriman. The rise of Ned Harriman ; The first skirmish ; A community of interests ; Savior of the Union Pacific ; The Reconstruction ; "A pig-headed affair" ; The empire builder ; The quest for the Burlington -- The ghost dance. Peacock Alley ; Lions guarding the way ; "A good-sized panic" ; Exhaustion ; The trustbuster ; "Malefactors of great wealth" -- Epilogue: The end of an epoch
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 424 pages
Isbn
9780544770317
Lccn
2019033911
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1105150322

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