Railroads of the trans-Mississippi West
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Railroads of the trans-Mississippi West a selected bibliography of books by Donovan L. Hofsommer

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Published by Llano Estacado Museum, Wayland College in Plainview, Tex .
Written in English


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Includes indexes.

StatementDonovan L. Hofsommer, compiler.
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 92 p. :
Number of Pages92
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13582494M

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  Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Railroads of the trans-Mississippi West by Donovan L. Hofsommer, , Wayland College edition, in EnglishPages: Despite these setbacks, historian John Stover notes in his book, "The Routledge Historical Atlas Of The American Railroads," the U.S. rail network grew f in to 93, by (by region the Mid-Atlantic saw a 42% increase, the South 55%, the "Old Northwest" 70%, and the West %). By , all the states, and territories which. Portraying the West as a land of limitless opportunity, the bureaus offered long-term loans and free transportation to the West. Between and , not only did the railroads attract settlers from nearby states, but also brought million foreign immigrants to the trans-Mississippi West. Author of the book A Century of Dishonor. The book exposed the U.S. governments many broken promises to the Native Americans. For example the government wanted Native Americans to assimilate, i.e. give up their beliefs and ways of life, that way to .

  In their early years, railroads did much more than just carry passengers and freight across the country. The Iron Horse helped tame the West by building rail branches and opening access to uncharted areas. Investors found lucrative results in penetrating the frontier and opening the way for the hordes of treasure, adventure, and opportunity seekers that have . Confederate trans-Mississippi railroads faced many challenges such as a lack of iron railing. When General E. Kirby Smith wanted a rail line to be completed between Marshall, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana, the Southern Pacific took up some their track in east Texas and began building the line eastward from Waskom, Texas, toward : Jane Johansson. Native Americans and the Trans-Mississippi West. Because of these actions and the introduction of railroads, settlers, and new species onto the plains, the bison population dwindled from millions to a few hundred by the late s. Jackson’s book criticized the reservation system not only because of the history of injustice. Why was Helen Hunt Jackson's book A Century of Dishonor so influential? It changed people's attitudes toward Indians. As railroads spread into Texas and across the plains, the cattle business: The fight for survival in the trans-Mississippi West made men and women: More equal partners (than their eastern counterparts).

  Like the trans-Mississippi West, merchant and banking capital—from both the United States and Europe—played critical roles in financing canals, railroads, textile mills, . Chapter 17 Outline - The Development of the West, – • I. Introduction Between and , the population of the trans-Mississippi West expanded to nearly 17 million people. Nevertheless, much of the United States remained unsettled, providing Americans with the faith that they could always move on to another opportunity. • II File Size: 73KB. His book (co-authored with James Ronda) The West the Railroads Made is due out in Also suggested for further reading: Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, , by Stephen E. Ambrose; and The Transportation Frontier: Trans-Mississippi West, , Oscar Osburn Winther. His core interest, as represented by Express and Stagecoach Days in California () and The Transportation Frontier: Trans-Mississippi West, (), was nineteenth-century western transportation, particularly the ways in which stagecoaches, wagon trails, railroads, and steamships shaped the economy and society of the U.S. West.