Slavery, Scandal, and Steel Rails

The 1854 Gadsden Purchase and the Building of the Second Transcontinental Railroad Across Arizona and New Mexico Twenty-Five Years Later (N) by David Devine

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Get this from a library. Slavery, scandal, and steel rails. [David Devine] -- Presents an account of U.S. Minister to Mexico James Gadsden's negotiations that resulted in the purchase of land in order to construct a southern transcontinental railroad line east from California.

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Free shipping for many products. The implementation problems encountered over the next six years, the company's internal disagreements along with those it had with its rivals, and the anticipated regional economic benefits the tracks would bring comprise the concluding chapters of Slavery, Scandal, and Steel Rails.

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