9781469652818-1469652811-Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

ISBN-13: 9781469652818
ISBN-10: 1469652811
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Huffard, R. Scott
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 324 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469652818
ISBN-10: 1469652811
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Huffard, R. Scott
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 324 pages

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Acknowledged authors Huffard, R. Scott wrote Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South comprising 324 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469652811 and 9781469652818. Since then Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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After the upheavals of the Civil War and Reconstruction shattered the plantation economy of the Old South, white southerners turned to the railroad to reconstruct capitalism in the region. Examining the rapid growth, systemization, and consolidation of the southern railroad network, R. Scott Huffard Jr. demonstrates how economic and political elites used the symbolic power of the railroad to proclaim a New South had risen. The railroad was more than just an economic engine of growth; it was a powerful symbol of capitalism's advance.

However, as the railroad spread across the region, it also introduced new dangers and anxieties. White southerners came to fear the railroad would speed an upending of the racial order, epidemics of yellow fever, train wrecks, violent robberies, and domination by corporate monopolies. To complete the reconstruction of capitalism, railroad corporations and their allies had to sever the negative aspects of railroading from capitalism's powers and deny the railroad's transformative powers to black southerners. This study of the New South's experience with the growing railroad network provides valuable insights into the history of capitalism--how it evolves, expands, and overcomes resistance.

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