Monday, May 16, 2011

Myths about the Transcontinental Railroad and the Building of the American West

Myths about the Transcontinental Railroad and the Building of the American West

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.

The Commonwealth Club of California and the California Historical Society present:

Richard White, Professor of History, Stanford University; Author, Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

In conversation with David Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus

Event will be held at the Commonwealth Club of California, San Francisco office, 595 Market Street, 2nd Floor

Cost: $20 standard, $12 CHS and CCC members, $7 students (with valid ID)

Drawing on extensive knowledge on the American West and 12 years of research on the railroads, Richard White will reveal the social and economic impact the transcontinental railroad has had on shaping the United States into what it is today. With an iconoclastic perspective, White recasts our understanding of the Gilded Age. Hop aboard as White explores 19th-century politics, greed, corruption, money, and corporate arrogance – and the America formed out of them after the Civil War. For questions or to purchase tickets, please call 415.597.6705 or purchase online at the Commonwealth Club website. If you are a member of the California Historical Society, be sure to enter or mention the coupon code: historicalsocietyforwhite.
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