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  • Transcontinental Railroad and the Big Four
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    Transcontinental Railroad and the Big Four

    Stanford University history Professor Richard White told the story of the “big four” key investors in the Transcontinental Railroad project: Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins…

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  • Chinese Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad
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    Chinese, Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad

    On May 10, 1869, a symbolic final golden spike was driven into a rail, linking the Central Pacific Railroad from the west and the Union Pacific Railroad from the east at Promontory Summit,…

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  • Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford University
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    Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford University

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869, the Stanford Historical Society hosted a day-long symposium. In this symposium session,…

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  • Corporate Scandals and Governance
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    Corporate Scandals and Governance

    Senior Judge Jed Rakoff from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York joined a panel discussion on corporate scandals and accountability at Stanford University. Other…

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  • Investigating Facebook
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    Investigating Facebook

    The three producers of the PBS documentary The Facebook Dilemma talked about their investigation into the social media platform and its impact on global privacy and democracy.

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  • Railroads and American Culture in the 19th Century
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    Railroads and American Culture in the 19th Century

    Stanford University history Professor James Campbell presented a talk titled,"The Celestial Railroad Revisited: The Railroad in 19th Century American History and Culture." The Celestial…

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