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Title
The Illinois Central Railroad and its colonization work / by Paul Wallace Gates.
Name/Creator
Gates, Paul Wallace, 1901-, creator
HOLLIS IDLocation
Widener

Baker Business

Harvard University Archives

History Dept
Place of Origin
Cambridge
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Language
English
Description
xiii, 374 p., [6] leaves of plates : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Form/Genre
text

bibliography

print
Classification
HE2791.I3 G3

385.09773
Subject
Illinois Central Railroad Company. ;  Railroad land grants -- Illinois ;  Illinois -- History

Category
Illinois

Industries & Labor

internal migration

Life in the United States

Railroads

Regions of the U.S. -- Mid-Western States

Note
The first railroad land grant -- Town-site promotion -- Advertising the "Garden state of the West" -- Competition for foreign immigrants -- Promotion of agriculture.

"Awarded the David A. Wells prize for the year 1931-32 and published from the income of the David A. Wells fund."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-356) and index.
Other Title
  Harvard economic studies ; v. 42