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The Ghost of Casey Jones:

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Jarod Roll

on 29 August 2016

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Transcript of The Ghost of Casey Jones:

The Ghost of Casey Jones:
Capitalism and Technology

HIS 106
Dr. Roll
US Railroads, 1870
US Railroads, 1890
Jay Cooke, banker and railroad financier
Casey Jones
14th amendment (1868)
15th amendment (1870)
Civil Rights Act of 1875

Republican Party ideology:

free market capitalism
free labor

Republican Emphasis on Railroads:

Pacific Railroad Act (1862)
Northern Pacific Railroad Act (1864)
Public land grants (100 million acres)
Government bonds

Public and private investment:

Federal time and distance chart, 1862
Standard time zone map, 1883
John Henry
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