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Going Places Transportation Redefines the Twentieth-Century West

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ISBN-10: 0253342023

ISBN-13: 9780253342027

Edition: 2003

Authors: Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes

List price: $42.00
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Carlos Schwantes covers the transformations brought about by a railroad right-of-way, highway corridors, waterways and airports, and the larger impacts of transportation on the landscape, such as the development that followed the iron rails westward.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 3/10/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes is the St. Louis Mercantile Library Endowed Professor of Transportation Studies and the West at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Prologue: The View from 29,000 Feet and Below
Transportation Corridors Transform the West
When Railroads Ruled
Copper Connections and the Last Transcontinental Railroad
Roads Stretching from Farm to Market, but Seldom Beyond
The Emergence of New Corridors of Power
The Twentieth Century Transportation Revolution
The New Overland Route
Hard Choices for Hard Times
Is this Trip Necessary? The Impact of World War II
Auto Euphoria and Other Post-War Enthusiasms
The Sky's the Limit
Reinventing the Railroads
Conclusion:The Space of Place
Chapter Notes
Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading