• Transportation and the American People

  • Railroads Past and Present
  • By: H. Roger Grant
  • Narrated by: Neil Holmes
  • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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By: H. Roger Grant
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Transportation is the unsung hero in America's story. Stagecoaches, waterways, canals, railways, busses, and airplanes revolutionized much more than just the way people got around; they transformed the economic, political, and social aspects of everyday life. 

In Transportation and the American People, renowned historian H. Roger Grant tells the story of American transportation from its slow, uncomfortable, and often dangerous beginnings to the speed and comfort of travel today. Early advances like stagecoaches and canals allowed traders, business, and industry to expand across the nation, setting the stage for modern developments like transcontinental railways and busses that would forever reshape the continent. Grant provides a compelling and thoroughly researched narrative of the social history of travel, shining a light on the role of transportation in shaping the country and on the people who helped build it.

The book is published by Indiana University Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks.

"A rich and colorful account of the many ways that people have moved from place to place over the past two hundred years.... Informative and a delight to read." (Albert Churella, author of The Pennsylvania Railroad)

©2018 H. Roger Grant (P)2020 Redwood Audiobooks

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Lives up to the title.

A great overview of transportation in America. An easy and fun listen. Covers the history of the stage coach all the way to the jet age.