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The northeast corridor : the trains, the people, the history, the region / David Alff.

Alff, David, (author.).

"David Alff's stylish cultural history of the Northeast Corridor not only illuminates the history and geography of that heavily traveled stretch of railroad between Union Station in Washington, DC, and South Station in Boston-it provides a springboard to contemporary subjects like regional identity, the politics and perils of infrastructure, and the intense diversity of American populations. Paying as much attention to Aberdeen, Trenton, New Rochelle, and Providence as to America's earliest power centers and its current federal and cultural capitals, Alff tells a story of where America has been and where it might-if the rails remain intact-be going"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780226822839
  • ISBN: 0226822834
  • Physical Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2024.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Greatest Asset -- I. Traces -- A Somewhere-Else Feeling -- Promising Passage -- The Great Chain -- II. Power -- A Tale of Two Empires -- Terminal Zones -- Wiring the Coast -- III. Rust -- Runaway -- Flagging through Sprawl -- The Great Society Derails -- IV. Return -- Improvising Amtrak -- Battle Lines -- After Rubble -- Coda: Reborn Again.
Subject: Railroads > Northeastern States.
Northeastern States > History.

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RACC New - F106 .A44 2024 (Text) 33624024979369 New Checked Out 06/28/2024

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