Date Thesis Awarded

5-2011

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

History

Advisor

Scott Reynolds Nelson

Committee Member

John Donahue

Committee Member

Melvin Patrick Ely

Abstract

The Richmond & Petersburg Railroad (R&P) was Virginia's most successful antebellum line. In telling the story of the R&P, this paper seeks to understand how a railroad could be successful in the antebellum South, and what that success meant. I argue that the R&P formed part of an extended system of transportation that was designed to benefit Richmond.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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