Course detail: OSH113 - Making Tracks: American Railroads Then and Now
This course examines the economic, political and cultural impact of U.S. railroad corporations, passenger and freight trains, as well as workers who built, ran and maintained them. Focusing on years from the Civil War to the present, the class emphasizes not only the Union Pacific-Central Pacific transcontinental route, but also lines in Kansas and Kansas City like the Santa Fe and the Rock Island. The nation's first big business, railroads still matter today. We'll view film clips, read book and magazine excerpts, listen to railroad songs, and see photos from the instructor's own collection.

 Session Detail:  OC18306F
Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 06/07/18 and ending on 06/21/18
Times: 02:00pm - 04:00pm
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Carl Graves
Carl Graves
Biography: Carl Graves holds a master's degree in U.S. history from KU and a Ph.D. from Harvard. He taught university and community college classes and was a high school instructor at The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City, where he created a Hollywood vs. the Civil War mini-course after touring Southern battlefields. No image available

Facility Detail
Lawrence Campus
St Andrews Classroom
1515 St. Andrews Drive
Lawrence, KS 66047