Stanford University Press
Public and private improvisation
An aspect of American nation-buildingBuilding the American state and nation in the 19th century is generally described in large terms, such as the Civil War, the settling of the West, or industrialization. These general categories of American his....
Hardy, James D. Jr.
"The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 7
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