Comments on: Gerstle on White’s Railroaded, Gilded Ages, and the corruption of democracy http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/26/gerstle-on-whites-railroaded-gilded-ages-and-the-corruption-of-democracy/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 05:33:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Digger http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/26/gerstle-on-whites-railroaded-gilded-ages-and-the-corruption-of-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-878539 Tue, 27 Sep 2011 01:26:23 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16692#comment-878539 This fits very nicely into my current “big picture” research. I am very excited about the context bits in the review. Thanks yet again, H’Ann, for pointers to Awesome Stuff!

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By: Jonathan Rees http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/26/gerstle-on-whites-railroaded-gilded-ages-and-the-corruption-of-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-878437 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:32:35 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16692#comment-878437 Yeah, it really is very, very good. There’s absolutely no way you can read that book and ever teach the history of American railroads the same way again.

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By: Western Dave http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/26/gerstle-on-whites-railroaded-gilded-ages-and-the-corruption-of-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-878391 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:15:37 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16692#comment-878391 I can’t believe it’s finally here! We’ve had no new Richard White since 1999. Spoiled by the four books (!) in the nineties (Middle Ground, It’s Your Misfortune…, Remembering Ahanagran, and Organic Machine). I thought he’d be kicking out a book every couple of years. I hope this is the beginning of a new run of books.

Here’s the link the White portion of the Spatial History site at Stanford. http://www.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/site/project.php?id=997. The site (not just White’s section of it) is chock full of cool things and ideas you can use in your classes and research.

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By: quixote http://www.historiann.com/2011/09/26/gerstle-on-whites-railroaded-gilded-ages-and-the-corruption-of-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-878386 Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:06:48 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=16692#comment-878386 It’s fascinating to see how the same forces produce the same results, no matter the time or the technology. Fascinating in a horror trip way, since those forces are grinding our world into dust as we speak.

The solution would require a popular tsunami to force the politicians living on the current system to pass laws putting themselves out of a job.

I would have said, “Good luck with that,” but the nice thing about the historical perspective is knowing that some control was wrested back before.

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