Home on the Rails

Home on the Rails

Recognizing the railroad's importance as both symbol and experience in Victorian America, Amy G. Richter follows women travelers onto trains and considers the consequences of their presence there.

For a time, Richter argues, nineteenth-century Americans imagined the public realm as a chaotic and dangerous place full of potential, where various groups came together, collided, and influenced one another, for better or worse. The example of the American railroad reveals… (more)

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2006)

Collection: Gender and American Culture

Page count: 296 pages

Language: English


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