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Railroads in U.S. History (1830-2010)



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Item Number:
AVP 956
Price:
$49.99
Format:
4 DVD
Length:
120 min.
Copyright:
2010
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
Centre Communications/Ambrose Video Publishing
Grade Level:
7 - Adult
Summary:
This series offers a fresh perspective on how railroads created and shaped America's financial institutions, America's singular brand of capitalism and its unique way of doing business. The growth of American railroads from 1830 to 1930 is identical with the growth of the nation into the premier industrial power in the world. It is a colorful story that examines the roles and contributions of Johns Hopkins, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould and E.H. Harriman. It is a story that begins a new era in the 21st century with Warren Buffett and his purchase of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway.

DVD Extras: Closed Captioning, Spanish Subtitles, Educator's Guide, Blackline Master Quizzes, Timeline, 31 Maps, & Gallery of Images

Includes:
Program 1: Railroads Come to America (1830 - 1840)
Program 2: The First Great Railroad Boom (1841 - 1860)
Program 3: A New Era in American Railroading (1861 - 1870
Program 4: The Second Great Railroad Boom (1871 - 2010




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