Book Discussion on Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

Richard White presented a history of the operation of the transcontinental railroads. In his book the author recounts the social and… read more

Richard White presented a history of the operation of the transcontinental railroads. In his book the author recounts the social and economic impact the transcontinental railroads had on the way Americans lived as they opened the country to westward expansion and the sizable impact the railroads had on the economic and political landscape of the Gilded Age. Professor White was interviewed by Professor Kennedy and also responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. "Myths about the Transcontinental Railroad and the Building of the American West" was a June 8, 2011, program at the Commonwealth Club of California, in association with the California Historical Society. close

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Book Discussion on Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

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San Francisco, California, United States
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Jul 16, 2011
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Sep 12, 2011

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  • Jul 16, 2011 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 16, 2011 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 17, 2011 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 12, 2011 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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