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Transportation in American history

John F. Stover

Transportation in American history

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Published by American Historical Association in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Transportation -- United States -- Bibliography.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 36-38.

      Statementby John F. Stover.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ7164.T8 S82
      The Physical Object
      Pagination38 p.
      Number of Pages38
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4466916M
      LC Control Number79143196

      History and Politics of Transportation. in the United States. Transportation has always shaped development. It has been a major factor in the growth of the United States from the earliest days of settlement. The location and the success of a city depended on its. proximity to the various transportation systems of the Size: KB.


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