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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
Reconstruction:
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:
bonds
stocks

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