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Chapters of Erie

Chapters of Erie( )
Author: Adams, Charles Francis
Adams, Henry
Preface by: Elias, Robert H.
ISBN:978-0-8014-7547-4
Publication Date:May 2009
Publisher:Cornell University Press
Imprint:Fall Creek Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

Chapters of Erie is a classic account of ruthless business practices in nineteenth-century America?in particular, Jay Gould and James Fisk's successful effort to gain control of the Erie Railroad in 1868 and subsequent attempt to corner the American gold market, which resulted in the "Black Friday" panic of September 24, 1869.

Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Transportation / Railroads / History
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5 x 8 x 0.47 Inches
Book Weight:0.562 Pounds
Author Biography
Adams, Charles Francis (Author)
Henry Adams was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 16, 1838, the son of American diplomat Charles Francis Adams and grandson of President John Quincy Adams. Educated at Harvard University, he worked in Washington, D.C., as his father's secretary before embarking on a career in journalism and later in teaching. A prominent American historian, he wrote several important historical works. His works include The Education of Henry Adams, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, Esther: A Novel, and Democracy: An American Novel. He died on March 27, 1918 at the age of 80.

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