A History of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (Classic Reprint)

A History of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A History of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Tms volume owes its existence to a suggestion of Dr. Arthur S. Dewing, formerly of the Economics faculty of Yale Uni versity, now of the Harvard, that the consolidation of a number of short railroads along the South Atlantic Seaboard into the Atlantic Coast Line System illustrates well the growth of the holding company period of American rail roads and its decline. To determine to what extent this is true the work was originally undertaken. It soon became evident that the location of the early constituent roads was determined by the geographical influence of the fall line, and that they, when once built, had a peculiarly marked influence on the economic conditions of the section of country through which they ran. As the work progressed it seemed worth while to broaden somewhat its scope and to make a study of the history of the road with the economic history and economic condi tions of the section as a background. The results of this study were submitted to and accepted by the Yale faculty as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. With changes and additions they now appear in permanent form and may be summarized as follows. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 299g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 241 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243164084
  • 9780243164080