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The Railroad, the Telegraph, and Other Technologies

Westward Expansion: America's Push to the Pacific

by Xina M. Uhl Author · Britannica Educational Publishing Editor

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From 1800 to 1900 the territory of the United States expanded fourfold, and the population skyrocketed from about five million to seventy-five million plus. Two key innovations in technology helped this rapid development take place: steam and electricity. This easy-to-read guide traces the rail system's impact on shipping, travel, and the taming of the western frontier. Also covered are unprecedented advances in communication and other technology, such as new steel processes and improved farming tools. These changes not only ushered forth a new era of American progress but also formed the foundation of the modern world.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Britannica Educational Publishing
Edition:
1
Publication Date:
2018
Series:
Westward Expansion: America's Push to the Pacific

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