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The Richmond & Petersburg Railroad: A Story of Antebellum Southern Success

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Author: Kelly, John J.
Advisor: Nelson, Scott Reynolds
Committee Members: Donahue, John; Ely, Melvin Patrick
Issued Date: 5/11/2011
Subjects: Railroads
Richmond, Virginia
Petersburg, Virginia
Antebellum
Coal
Industry
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/13692
Description: The Richmond & Petersburg Railroad (R&P) was Virginia's most successful antebellum line. In telling the story of the R&P, this paper seeks to understand how a railroad could be successful in the antebellum South, and what that success meant. I argue that the R&P formed part of an extended system of transportation that was designed to benefit Richmond.
Degree: Bachelors of Arts in History


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