Iron Empires: Robber Barons, The Railroads and the Making of Modern America (Amberley)

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In this book, Michael Hiltzik examines the expansion of America’s railroads during the second half of the 19th century. The railways expanded rapidly during this period with the backing of several well-known businessmen, sparking stock market frenzies and crashes as they competed for a share of the money to be made.

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, The Railroads and the Making of Modern America traces the expansion of America’s railroads during this period, looking at many of the key figures in their history and revealing how the robber barons drove the United States into the 20th century. Hardback. 424 pages.

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