By John N. Mack
To the settlers the railroads represented either a promise and a danger. by means of linking farmers and businessmen with japanese markets, the railroads assured the customers of monetary achieve. although, once they claimed rights to the land that settlers had already claimed, railroad monopolies have been pointed out as a brand new manifestation of an analogous risk to republican values that they had fought opposed to within the lately concluded warfare. This publication tells the tale of the settlers’ competition to and victory over railroads and the impression at the evolution of political inspiration in Kansas and the yankee west.
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