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Railroads in U.S. history (1830-2010)
Railroads in U.S. history (1830-2010)
Publication Information:
New York : Ambrose Video, [2010]
Physical Description:
4 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, color with black and white segments ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, full screen, NTSC, all regions.

System requirements for access to DVD-ROM special features: computer with DVD-ROM drive; Adobe Reader or equivalent software.
Language Note:
In English with optional Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
General Note:
Originally produced as educational videos in 2010.

DVD extras include teacher's guides, image galleries, Blackstone master quizzes, timelines, and maps. Additional downloadable documents are available from the publisher's Web site.
Railroads come to America (1830-1840) -- The first great railroad boom (1841-1860) -- A new era in American railroading (1861-1870) -- The second great railroad boom (1871-2010).
This series of four thirty-minute programs 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"--Container.