The Wilmington Raleigh Rail Road Company 1833 1854

Author by : James C. Burke
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : In 1833, the Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company set out to connect the port city of Wilmington to North Carolina’s capital. When it was done in 1840, after changing its route, the company had completed 161 miles of track—the longest railroad in the world at the time—and provided continuous transportation from the town of Weldon on the Roanoke River to Wilmington and on to Charleston, South Carolina, by steamboat. A marvel of civil engineering by the standards of the day, the railroad constituted a tour de force of organization, finance and political will that risked the fortunes of individuals and the credit of the state. This study chronicles the project from its inception, exploring its impact on subsequent railroad development in North Carolina and its significance within the context of American railroad history as a whole.


The Wilmington Weldon Railroad In The Civil War

Author by : James C. Burke
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : "The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company survived multiple threats to its existence. Under its new corporate name, the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad Company would soon be put to the test, the Civil War. The railroad, unlike the Confederacy, survived, and would eventually transform itself a powerful regional economic force, adapting to the challenges of the New South"--Provided by publisher.


The Business Of Slavery And The Rise Of American Capitalism 1815 1860

Author by : Jack Lawrence Schermerhorn
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Publisher by : Yale University Press
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Description : Calvin Schermerhorn’s provocative study views the development of modern American capitalism through the window of the nineteenth-century interstate slave trade. This eye-opening history follows money and ships as well as enslaved human beings to demonstrate how slavery was a national business supported by far-flung monetary and credit systems reaching across the Atlantic Ocean. The author details the anatomy of slave supply chains and the chains of credit and commodities that intersected with them in virtually every corner of the pre–Civil War United States, and explores how an institution that destroyed lives and families contributed greatly to the growth of the expanding republic’s capitalist economy.


Public Aids To Transportation

Author by : United States. Office of Federal Coordinator of Transportation
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The North Carolina Historical Review

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Railway Economics

Author by : Association of American Railroads. Bureau of Railway Economics. Library
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Publisher by : Chicago, University Press [1912]
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Wilmington

Author by : Alan D. Watson
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The South S Development Fifty Years Of Southern Progress

Author by : Industrial Development Manufacturers Record
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Official Publications Of The Colony And State Of North Carolina 1749 1939

Author by : Mary Lindsay Thornton
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Publisher by : Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press
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Description : This bibliography and check list of publications issued by state-supported departments and institutions of North Carolina is a union catalog of documents found in a selected group of North Carolina libraries, including Duke University, the State Library, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally published in 1954. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.


The South S Development

Author by : Manufacturers Record Publishing Co
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