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Railroads of New York

A Study of Government Aid, 1826–1875

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674435513

Publication Date: 01/01/1953

208 pages


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Public assistance for the construction of railroads was far greater in amount and continued for a longer period of time than is commonly recognized. This account throws much new light on such developments as the consolidation of the New York Central in 1853, and the widespread repudiation of municipal obligations that had been issued for the building of railroads. Maps and tables help the reader to determine the record of investment in any locality in New York.

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