To celebrate the completion of the first railroad to reach the Mississippi River, the owners of the Chicago & Roch Island invited a distinguished group of Eastern notables and investors to travel by rail to Rock Island, Illinois, and from there by steamboat to St. Anthony Falls in fledgling Minnesota Territory, all at the railroad's expense. This ...
To celebrate the completion of the first railroad to reach the Mississippi River, the owners of the Chicago & Roch Island invited a distinguished group of Eastern notables and investors to travel by rail to Rock Island, Illinois, and from there by steamboat to St. Anthony Falls in fledgling Minnesota Territory, all at the railroad's expense. This "Grand Excursion" occurred a week after President Franklin Pierce signed the Kansas-Nebraska Act revoking the Missouri Compromise (1820), which had prohibited slavery in Kansas and Nebraska. Historians agree that this act was the decisive event setting the nation on a collision course to the Civil War. A microcosm of antebellum society, the excusionists debated national policy and happily viewed the spectacular Upper Mississippi scenery, while their nation was careening headlong into disaster.
Very Good. Very good hardcover with DJ. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show very minor shelf wear. Binding is tight, hinges strong. Dust Jacket shows light edge wear. INSCRIBED TO PREVIOUS OWNER AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9¾-12" tall. Gold cloth with bright gilt lettering on spine, corners and spine ends slightly bumped and rubbed. DJ shows some rubbing, minor shelf creasing and wear. Binding tight, pages very clean, no markings. 288 pages. Free U. S. tracking, ships in cardboard. This book is oversized and will require extra postage for priority or overseas shipment.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Small Oversize. List $28. As new but a hurt copy, has had a blow to front lower spine (dropped? ) leaving a 'ding'. how's that for professional terminology. a smigin of damage, a Peter Sellers' style 'buump'!
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.