The Big Four Railroad Barons

The Big Four Railroad Barons

by Alton Pryor
     
 
The Big Four, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, and Charles Crocker, ruled California government for 30 years. The southern Pacific Railroad was the single largest corporation in California and controlled 85 percent of the state's railroad tracks.
Huntington handed out bribes to legislators, local police and government officials with impunity.

Overview

The Big Four, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, and Charles Crocker, ruled California government for 30 years. The southern Pacific Railroad was the single largest corporation in California and controlled 85 percent of the state's railroad tracks.
Huntington handed out bribes to legislators, local police and government officials with impunity.
At political conventions, agents of the railroad freely circulated the convention floor and dominated the smoke-filled rooms, arranging the nomination of pro-railroad candidates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494953577
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/10/2014
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
451,885
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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