...".author Stover, series editor Mark Carnes, and the publisher have done a favor for anyone interested in exploring briefly this essential faces of the nation's past."
-"The Annals of Iowa, Fall 2001
"50 full-color maps blend with an excellent text in an illustrated atlas which will delight general history readers and rail fans alike....Highly recommended."
"Routledge has produced two new historical atlases that should be popular reading material and useful reference sources in most public and academic libraries and in some school libraries.... The attractive format, the graphics, and the text make them good reads. Some libraries will want two copies of each, one reference and one circulating."
""The Routledge Atlas of the American Railroads is sure to please that crazy uncle of yours with the crossing gates in his backyard."
-"Seattle Times, Dec. 16, 1999
With 50 full-color original maps, and a keen and perceptive text, the preeminent historian of US railways has created an illustrated atlas that will delight general history readers and railroad fans alike. From the construction of the first US railroads in the 1830s to the advent of Amtrak, this outstanding work explores the revolutionary geographical expansion and rapid acceleration of American life made possible by the people who built, operated and rode the US railway systems. The "Routledge Historical Atlas of American Railroads" traverses some of the most exciting thoroughfares in our history and culture, and offers a unique view of young America. Anyone interested in the people and events that shaped the US, general readers, students and all railroad fans will make this a new standard work. Also inlcludes 50 color maps.
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