Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad

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Fulcrum Publishing #ad - Dick kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels, " sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

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Simon & Schuster #ad - In ambrose's hands, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, this enterprise, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, the defeated Confederate soldiers, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, and sometimes lost, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 #ad - The U. S. Nothing like it in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. Government pitted two companies—the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads—against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Great product! . Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains.

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Great product!19th Century. Irish in America. The author of citizen soldiers and undaunted Courage chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, triumphs, sacrifices, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen. American West. 500, 000 first printing. Chinese in America.

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The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman Women in the West

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University of Nebraska Press #ad - Oatman’s blue tattoo was a cultural symbol that evoked both the imprint of her Mohave past and the lingering scars of westward expansion. The blue tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Chinese in America. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures.

American West. Its themes, from the perils of religious utopianism to the permeable border between civilization and savagery, are deeply rooted in the American psyche. In 1851 olive oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own.

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman Women in the West #ad - Bison Books. She became an instant celebrity, but the price of fame was high and the pain of her ruptured childhood lasted a lifetime. Based on historical records, the blue tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois—including the massacre, her captivity, including letters and diaries of Oatman’s friends and relatives, and her return to white society—to her later years as a wealthy banker’s wife in Texas.

Oatman’s story has since become legend, film, fiction, radio plays, inspiring artworks, and even an episode of Death Valley Days starring Ronald Reagan. Irish in America. 19th Century.

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Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - From across the sea, they came by the thousands, escaping war and poverty in southern China to seek their fortunes in America. 19th Century. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. Irish in America. Railroad. Chinese in America.

Converging on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad, the migrants spent years dynamiting tunnels through the snow-packed cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laying tracks across the burning Utah desert. Bison Books. Gripping… chang has accomplished the seemingly impossible… he has written a remarkably rich, human and compelling story of the railroad Chinese.

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad #ad - Peter cozzens, breathtaking history of the chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, Wall Street Journal A groundbreaking, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now. Their sweat and blood fueled the ascent of an interlinked, industrial United States.

. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, Ghosts of Gold Mountain returns these “silent spikes” to their rightful place in our national saga. The lived experience of the Railroad Chinese has long been elusive.

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How We Built the Union Pacific Railroad

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Independently published #ad - Railroad. Irish in America. They helped change the American landscape, economy, and culture and here is the beginning in their own words. Chinese in America. This rare and long-out-of-print collection of papers and addresses by some of America's early railroad movers and shakers provides a fascinating look into the birth of an industry.

How We Built the Union Pacific Railroad #ad - 19th Century. American West. Great product! Bison Books. Grenville dodge was a Civil War general and was central to the planning and construction of the railways.

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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Irish in America. 19th Century. Chinese in America. Railroad. Used book in Good Condition. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success.

A finalist for the pulitzer Prize: "A powerful book, crowded with telling details and shrewd observations. Michael kazin, new york times book ReviewThis original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. 8 pages of illustrations Great product!

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The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman Women in the West

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University of Nebraska Press #ad - Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own. In 1851 olive oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family.

Used book in Good Condition. 19th Century. Irish in America. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. Its themes, from the perils of religious utopianism to the permeable border between civilization and savagery, are deeply rooted in the American psyche. It also served as a reminder of her deepest secret, fully explored here for the first time: she never wanted to go home.

The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman Women in the West #ad - Great product! She became an instant celebrity, but the price of fame was high and the pain of her ruptured childhood lasted a lifetime. Based on historical records, the blue tattoo is the first book to examine her life from her childhood in Illinois—including the massacre, her captivity, including letters and diaries of Oatman’s friends and relatives, and her return to white society—to her later years as a wealthy banker’s wife in Texas.

Oatman’s story has since become legend, inspiring artworks, radio plays, film, fiction, and even an episode of Death Valley Days starring Ronald Reagan. Chinese in America. American West.

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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

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Penguin Books #ad - Chinese in America. From self--made entrepreneurs such as the union pacific's thomas durant and era--defining figures such as President Lincoln to the thousands of laborers whose backbreaking work made the railroad possible, this extraordinary narrative summons an astonishing array of voices to give new dimension not only to this epic endeavor but also to the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of an unforgettable period in American history.

After the civil war, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Railroad. Irish in America. Used book in Good Condition. 19th Century. Great product! Bison Books. American West. University of Nebraska Press. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity.

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Union Pacific: America's Premier Railroad for Over 150 Years

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Enthusiast Books #ad - American West. Irish in America. The author has culled through a huge archive of material to concentrate on six decades that showcase the many important roles UP played in the building of America. Chinese in America. Helping bring life to the story is an array of photos with extended captions as well as vintage Union Pacific timetables, tickets, dining car menus, travel brochures, postcards, maps and advertising.

Used book in Good Condition. The preservation of its fleet speaks to the high value Union Pacific places on its heritage and its role in America’s history. 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad May 10, 1869-May 10, 2019 and noted author John Kelly felt this was the perfect time to look back at some of the most important milestones and defining moments in the long UP history.

Union Pacific: America's Premier Railroad for Over 150 Years #ad - University of Nebraska Press. Railroad. Bison Books. 19th Century. No other railroad in this country has retained its historical equipment and honored its history like Union Pacific. Coverage includes:"building the First Transcontinental Railroad" chronicles one of the greatest epics in American history. All aboard for yellowstone" showcases union pacific’s Grand Circle Tours with trains to Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yellowstone National Park during the lively 1920s.

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Across the Continent: The Union Pacific Photographs of Andrew Joseph Russell

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University of Utah Press #ad - His images celebrate working people—masons working on bridge foundations, graders, carpenters, freighters and their wagons, surveyors with their transits, as well as tracklayers, teamsters, engine crews posed on their engines, machinists, cooks, laborers, and clerks pushing paper. University of Nebraska Press.

Russell is primarily known as the man who photographed the famous “East and West Shaking Hands” image of the Golden Spike ceremony on May 10, 1869. He also took nearly one thousand other images that document almost every aspect of the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad. The central focus in the book is on the large body of work Russell produced primarily to satisfy the needs of the Union Pacific.

Across the Continent: The Union Pacific Photographs of Andrew Joseph Russell #ad - Copublished with the Utah State Historical Society. American West. Daniel davis posits that this set of Russell’s photos is best understood not through one or a handful of individual images, but as a photographic archive. Taken as a whole, that archive shows that Russell intended for viewers never to forget who built the Union Pacific.

Across the continent is the most detailed study to date of the life and work of an often-overlooked but prolific artist who contributed immensely not only to documentation of the railroad but also to the nation’s visualization of the American West and, earlier, the Civil War. 19th Century. Chinese in America.

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