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Boston Capitalists and Western Railroads

A Study in the Nineteenth-Century Railroad Investment Process

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674181304

Publication Date: 01/01/1967

392 pages

8 maps, 5 tables


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  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction
    • 1. The Problem and Its Setting
  • Part II: The Era of Preparation
    • 2. Boston as a Center of Capital, 1820–1845
    • 3. Moving into Railroad Investment: Experience in the East
  • Part III: The Era of Involvement
    • 4. The West: Experiment and Opportunity, 1830–1850
    • 5. Western Railroad Promoters and Boston Capitalists, 1845–1848
  • Part IV: The Era of Commitment
    • 6. Emerging Investment Patterns: The Forbes Group, 1850–1860
    • 7. Emerging Investment Patterns: Bostonians and the Illinois Central, 1850–1860
    • 8. Prewar Strategic Investment: The Genesis and Expansion of the C. B. & Q.
    • 9. Prewar Railroad Investors: A Brief Appraisal
  • Part V: The Era of Systems
    • 10. Bostonians and the Union Pacific Railroad, 1862–1873: Construction and Conflict
    • 11. The C. B. & Q., 1865–1873: Conflicting Strategies of Expansion
    • 12. The Union Pacific Railroad, 1873–1890; Consolidation and Conflict
    • 13. The C. B. & Q., 1874–1890: Completion of the System
    • 14. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, 1870–1883: A New Response to the Transcontinental Challenge
    • 15. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, 1880–1890: Financial Aspects of Expansion
  • Part VI: Conclusion
    • 16. The Nineteenth-Century Railroad Investment Process: An Overview
  • Bibliography
  • Notes
  • Index

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