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… read more

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 Railroad is an 1843 short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Professor Campbell used the allegory to explore how the railroad transformed American culture. This was part of a Stanford Historical Society symposium marking the 150th anniversary of the May 10, 1869 completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. close

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Railroads and American Culture in the 19th Century

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Program ID:
459416-5
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Stanford, California, United States
First Aired:
May 04, 2019 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 30, 2019 | 3:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • May 04, 2019 | 10:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2019 | 4:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 06, 2019 | 2:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 29, 2019 | 11:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2019 | 3:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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