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American Railroads: The Case for Nationalization

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135 Pages

Edition: 1st

Year: 1980

Publisher: Pathfinder Press

ISBN: 9780873486002

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History books tell us that America's railroads were built by the Robber Barons. The truth is they were built by workers, many of them immigrants forced to labor under near-slave conditions. Ever since, it has been workers who maintain the tracks and rolling stock and keep the railroads running.  ...

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