History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad / Edition 2

History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad / Edition 2

by Maury Klein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813122635

ISBN-13: 9780813122632

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

After the Civil War, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's most

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After the Civil War, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's most efficient lines. It is a southern institution and a railroad buff's dream. When eminent railroad historian Maury Klein's definitive History of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was first published in 1972, it quickly became one of the most sought after books on railroad history. This new edition both restores a hard-to-find classic to print and provides a new introduction by Klein detailing the L&N's history in the thirty years since the book was first published.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813122632
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
1,092,273
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the New Edition
Introduction
1A Town Grows Legs: The Birth of the L & N1
2The State Between the War: The L & N in Wartime, 1861-6527
3The Sinews of Transportation, Part I45
4The Contours of Postwar Strategy59
5Combinations and Complications, 1865-7379
6Northern Invaders and Southern Invasions, 1870-73102
7The Furies Uncaged: Depression and Expansion, 1872-79123
8"Newcomb's Octopus": The Zenith of Territorial Expansion, 1879-81150
9The Financiers Take Charge: Interterritorial Expansion, 1880-83171
10Scandal and Reorganization, 1884195
11A Curmudgeon for All Seasons: Milton H. Smith and His Administration223
12In Pursuit of Profits: Financial Policy, 1885-1902244
13Tracks to the Door: Developmental Extension, 1885-1902263
14Childhood's End: Interterritorial Expansion, 1885-1902288
15The Sinews of Transportation, Part II314
16The Great Freight Rate Debate345
17Through a Glass Darkly: The L & N in Politics, 1880-1920368
18Gotterdammerung: The Close of an Era, 1902-21395
19From Riches to Rags: Prosperity and Depression, 1921-40419
20Resurrection and Redirection: War and Modernization, 1941-59452
Epilogue: Into the Maw of Progress493
Postscript523
Appendices525
Notes541
Bibliography555
Index559

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