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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

Label
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
Genre
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 soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators, crooks, and visionaries. 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. Spanning four decades and featuring some of the most iconic figures of the Gilded Age, Iron Empires reveals how the robber barons drove the country into the twentieth century?and almost sent it off the rails
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiltzik, Michael A
Dewey number
385.0973/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
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
  • Big business
  • Capitalists and financiers
  • Economic history
  • Industrialists
  • Railroads
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Iron empires : robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America, Michael Hiltzik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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, photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1105150322
Label
Iron empires : robber barons, railroads, and the making of modern America, Michael Hiltzik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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, photographs, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1105150322

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