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The Resource The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston rail road : dreams of linking North and South, H. Roger Grant, (electronic resource)

The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston rail road : dreams of linking North and South, H. Roger Grant, (electronic resource)

Label
The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston rail road : dreams of linking North and South
Title
The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston rail road
Title remainder
dreams of linking North and South
Statement of responsibility
H. Roger Grant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The ante-bellum era was an expansive time in American history, including the transport sector, when the agrarian republic was evolving into an industrialized society. It would be railroads, not canals, roads, and waterways that made this possible. The ambitious--perhaps too ambitious--Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road (LC&C) of the late 1830s became a part of rapidly spreading "railroad fever." This projected road was one of the first seriously attempted inter-regional projects. If the LC&C had begun operations as planned, it would have been the nation's longest railroad and also its largest private corporation. As a path-breaking railroad, the LC&C would have bolstered the economies of the three cities at its extremeties and scores of existing and new communities along its stem. The road also might have affected the political landscape of the nation, perhaps even preventing southern secession. As with most railroads, whether early or late, large or small, successful or not, several individulas sparked the drive. For the LC&C, its greatest champion was the politically prominent Robert Y. Hayne. No wonder this South Carolinian played a pivotal role in organizing the greatest railroad convention in the South prior to the Civil War. In July 1836, hundreds of delegates from nine states flocked to Knoxville, Tennessee, to discuss building this nearly 700-mile line. However, it would not be until 1894, with formation of the Southern Railway, that these dreams conceived at the dawn of the Railway Age were fully realized"--Provided by publisher
  • "The ante-bellum era was an expansive time in American history, including the transport sector, when the agrarian republic was evolving into an industrialized society. It would be railroads, not canals, roads, and waterways that made this possible. The ambitious--perhaps too ambitious--Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road (LC&C) of the late 1830s became a part of rapidly spreading "railroad fever." This projected road was one of the first seriously attempted inter-regional projects. If the LC&C had begun operations as planned, it would have been the nation's longest railroad and also its largest private corporation. As a path-breaking railroad, the LC&C would have bolstered the economies of the three cities at its extremeties and scores of existing and new communities along its stem. The road also might have affected the political landscape of the nation, perhaps even preventing southern secession. As with most railroads, whether early or late, large or small, successful or not, several individulas sparked the drive. For the LC&C, its greatest champion was the politically prominent Robert Y. Hayne. No wonder this South Carolinian played a pivotal role in organizing the greatest railroad convention in the South prior to the Civil War. In July 1836, hundreds of delegates from nine states flocked to Knoxville, Tennessee, to discuss building this nearly 700-mile line. However, it would not be until 1894, with formation of the Southern Railway, that these dreams conceived at the dawn of the Railway Age were fully realized"--Provided by publisher
  • "The ante-bellum era was an expansive time in American history, including the transport sector, when the agrarian republic was evolving into an industrialized society. It would be railroads, not canals, roads, and waterways that made this possible. The ambitious--perhaps too ambitious--Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road (LC&C) of the late 1830s became a part of rapidly spreading "railroad fever." This projected road was one of the first seriously attempted inter-regional projects. If the LC&C had begun operations as planned, it would have been the nation's longest railroad and also its largest private corporation. As a path-breaking railroad, the LC&C would have bolstered the economies of the three cities at its extremeties and scores of existing and new communities along its stem. The road also might have affected the political landscape of the nation, perhaps even preventing southern secession. As with most railroads, whether early or late, large or small, successful or not, several individulas sparked the drive. For the LC&C, its greatest champion was the politically prominent Robert Y. Hayne. No wonder this South Carolinian played a pivotal role in organizing the greatest railroad convention in the South prior to the Civil War. In July 1836, hundreds of delegates from nine states flocked to Knoxville, Tennessee, to discuss building this nearly 700-mile line. However, it would not be until 1894, with formation of the Southern Railway, that these dreams conceived at the dawn of the Railway Age were fully realized"--Provided by publisher
  • "The ante-bellum era was an expansive time in American history, including the transport sector, when the agrarian republic was evolving into an industrialized society. It would be railroads, not canals, roads, and waterways that made this possible. The ambitious--perhaps too ambitious--Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road (LC&C) of the late 1830s became a part of rapidly spreading "railroad fever." This projected road was one of the first seriously attempted inter-regional projects. If the LC&C had begun operations as planned, it would have been the nation's longest railroad and also its largest private corporation. As a path-breaking railroad, the LC&C would have bolstered the economies of the three cities at its extremeties and scores of existing and new communities along its stem. The road also might have affected the political landscape of the nation, perhaps even preventing southern secession. As with most railroads, whether early or late, large or small, successful or not, several individulas sparked the drive. For the LC&C, its greatest champion was the politically prominent Robert Y. Hayne. No wonder this South Carolinian played a pivotal role in organizing the greatest railroad convention in the South prior to the Civil War. In July 1836, hundreds of delegates from nine states flocked to Knoxville, Tennessee, to discuss building this nearly 700-mile line. However, it would not be until 1894, with formation of the Southern Railway, that these dreams conceived at the dawn of the Railway Age were fully realized"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grant, H. Roger
Dewey number
385.06/5777
LC call number
HE2791.L883
LC item number
G73 2014
Series statement
Railroads past & present
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail-Road Company
  • Railroads
  • Transportation
Label
The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston rail road : dreams of linking North and South, H. Roger Grant, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
Contents
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001181593
Dimensions
27 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780253011817
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013039250
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001181593
Label
The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston rail road : dreams of linking North and South, H. Roger Grant, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-182) and index
Contents
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
  • Slow, difficult, and dangerous travel -- A rail road? -- Knoxville, 1836 -- Surveys, finances, and construction -- Crisis and contraction -- What happened -- What might have happened
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001181593
Dimensions
27 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 191 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780253011817
Isbn Type
(cl : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013039250
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001181593

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