The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-century America

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Stanford University Press, 2004 - Всего страниц: 351
The Railroad and the State is the first book to examine as a coherent whole the complex and changing relationship between the U.S. Army and American railroads during the nineteenth century. It details the Army's role in the development of the preeminent technology of the era, including the assignment of military engineers to assist early railroad planning and construction, the military use of railroads during the Civil War, and the exchange of military protection for cheap transportation in the American west. The book's objective is to deepen the reader's understanding of the role of the military in technological change and industrial development and of the relationship between the military and private enterprise in nineteenth-century America. It is intended for audiences interested in American military history, American economic and industrial history, the history of technology, and the history of the American West, as well as the history of railroads.

 

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Internal Improvements the State and the Military in the Early National Period 18001827
1
The US Military Academy and Engineering Expertise 18021832
22
Railroads and the Rhetoric of National Defense 18271838
41
Surveying the Railroads and the Military Approach to Industrial Development 18271838
64
Railroads Resignations and the Rise of Military Professionalism 18321848
87
A New Phase in the Relationship Between the Army and the Railroads 18481861
110
The Civil War and the Beginning of ArmyRailroad Cooperation 18611865
130
Civilization Concentration and the Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad 18651870
165
The Fruits of Symbiotic Exchange 18701898
193
Conclusion
227
Notes
231
Bibliography
305
Index
339
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Robert G. Angevine is a Research Analyst at the Strategic Assessment Center, SAIC. He also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor at George Mason University and American University.

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