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Post Roads & Iron Horses is the first book to look in detail at the turnpikes, steamboats, canals, railroads, and trolleys (street railroads) that helped define Connecticut and shape New England. Advances in transportation technology during the nineteenth century transformed the Constitution State from a rough network of colonial towns to an industrial powerhouse of the Gilded Age. From the race to build the Farmington Canal to the shift from water to rail transport, historian and transportation engineer Richard DeLuca gives us engaging stories and traces the significant themes that emerge as American innovators and financiers, lawyers and legislators, struggle to control the movement of passengers and goods in southern New England. The book contains over fifty historical images and maps, and provides an excellent point of view from which to interpret the history of New England as a whole. This is an indispensable reference book for those interested in Connecticut history and a great gift for transportation buffs of all kinds.

Ebook Edition Note: Seven images from the Connecticut Historical Society have been redacted.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. c-ii
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  1. Title
  2. pp. iii-iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. iv-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: The Land and Its First Inhabitants
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. Chapter One: Colonial Connecticut
  2. pp. 16-47
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  1. Chapter Two: Turnpikes and Stagecoaches
  2. pp. 48-78
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  1. Chapter Three: Steamboats and Canals
  2. pp. 79-119
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  1. Chapter Four: The Railroad, Part I
  2. pp. 120-150
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  1. Chapter Five: The Railroad, Part II
  2. pp. 151-186
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  1. Conclusion A: Period of Transition
  2. pp. 187-192
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  1. Appendix A: Population by Geomorphic Region, 1800–1920
  2. pp. 193-201
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  1. Appendix B: Corporation Charters
  2. pp. 202-216
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  1. Appendix C: Connecticut Rail Lines
  2. pp. 217-222
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 223-238
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 239-246
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 247-254
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780819571731
Related ISBN
9780819568564
MARC Record
OCLC
769342159
Pages
268
Launched on MUSE
2012-08-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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