Railroads, Reconstruction, and the Gospel of Prosperity : Aid Under the Radical Republicans, 1865-1877 / Mark Wahlgren Summers.
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- Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 
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Railroads and state -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
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- This book describes the southern Republicans' post- Civil War railroad aid program--the central element of the Gospel of Prosperity" designed to reestablish a vigorous economy in the devastated South. Conceding that race and Unionism were basic issues, Mark W. Summers explores a neglected facet of the postwar era: the attempt to build a new South and a biracial Republican majority through railroad aid.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Part One. The Gospel Of Prosperity
Chapter 1. "Our Poor Distressed Country"
Chapter 2. The Necessities of State Aid
Chapter 3. An Imaginative Reinterpretation of the Law
Part Two. A Covenant of Public Works: Legislating for the Railroads
Chapter 4. "Railroad Fevers" and the Party Line at the Capitols
Chapter 5. The Enemy Within: Parochialism Run Amok
Chapter 6. Winning Friends and Influencing Legislation
Part Three "The Glory is Departed from Israel" : Using the Railroads
Chapter 7. "Let the Representatives . . . Have a Hand in It."
Chapter 8. Testing the Gospel of Prosperity, 1870-1871
Chapter 9. "They Must Stand Aside . . .": The Republican Mission in Peril
Part Four. Balm in Gilead ? Financing the Railroads
Chapter 10. Friends in Need on Capitol Hill
Chapter 11. Friends in Deed on Wall Street? The Enemy Without
Chapter 12. Railroad Ties and Bonds: Construction, Credit, and the "Consumptive Purse"
Part Five. There Is No Salvation: The Fall of the Railroads
Chapter 13. The Alabama & Chattanooga Catastrophe
Chapter 14. "They Have Thus Prostituted . . ." : Republicanism Riven
Chapter 15. "A War Now Begins between These Roads and the People," 1873
Chapter 16. "Men are Giting Desperate . . .": The Panic, Collapse, and Survival of the Gospel of Prosperity, 1873-1880
Coda "And Was Jerusalem Builded Here ?"
Appendix. Could the Democrats Have Done Better?
- Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 329-344.
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