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Kansas City and the Railroads: Community Policy in the Growth of a Regional Metropolis Charles N. Glaab

Kansas City and the Railroads: Community Policy in the Growth of a Regional Metropolis

Charles N. Glaab

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ISBN : 9780700606153
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296 pages
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Kansas City and the Railroads is the classic study of how Kansas City became a leading transportation center and the most important city between St. Louis and Denver. It illustrates the crucial role entrepreneurship, boosterism, politicalMoreKansas City and the Railroads is the classic study of how Kansas City became a leading transportation center and the most important city between St. Louis and Denver. It illustrates the crucial role entrepreneurship, boosterism, political maneuvering, and individual decision making - as well as greed and corruption - played in determining rail locations and consequently urban-growth patterns. First published in 1962, it remains highly regarded as a landmark study of the forces that shaped the growth of urban America. In this edition Glaab has included a new preface explaining the development of this study and its relation to the literature that has appeared over the last thirty years.