The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road

The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road : Dreams of Linking North and South Dreams of Linking North and South

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Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing South and the grain and livestock growers of the Old Northwest with traders and markets in the East, creating economic opportunities along its 700-mile length. But then came the Panic of 1837, and the project came to a halt. H. Roger Grant tells the incredible story of this singular example of "railroad fever" and the remarkable visionaries whose hopes for connecting North and South would require more than half a century-and one Civil War-to reach fruition.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 208 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253011876
  • 9780253011879

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