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6/14/10 exam: time period (era or something), let them know what the thing is and why its significant to this course. THE GUILDED AGE RAILROADS -will make trasportaion of goods eadier -centraliza -1860, by then railroads matured. by 1890, 160,000 miles of roads -with railroads, tthe weather wasnt so threatning, now nature is beginning to be conquered. -much easier to move goods across land -"the compression of time and space" the country sorta seems smaller and more mechanized in rhythm in terms of production -RR's more common in the west in 1960, yet espansion came by 1890, the landscape of the nation changes the haul of activity seems to be the heart of activity was chicago, cuz of the greats lakes gave access. biggest corp in the nation then was the chicago railroad concentration of capital and goods in central cities, makes the concept of centralized cities available. huge labor supply coming in as the immigrans come in specialiation of labor butchering, from local, to big time it becomes cheaper to produce goods, processing becomes more efficient PITTSBURGH steel industry CHICAGO
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course AMS 310 taught by Professor Benke during the Spring '11 term at UT Arlington.

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