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The Resource Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty

Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty

Label
Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America
Title
Lincoln's greatest case
Title remainder
the river, the bridge, and the making of America
Statement of responsibility
Brian McGinty
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the case of the steamboat Effie Afton, which barreled into a pillar of the Rock Island Bridge in May of 1856, and the role of trial lawyer Abraham Lincoln
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGinty, Brian
Dewey number
346.7303/22
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hurd, John
  • Trials
  • Effie Afton (Steamboat)
  • Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company (1948- )
  • Shipwrecks
  • Railroad bridges
  • Liability for railroad accidents
  • Lincoln, Abraham
Label
Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A great highway of nature -- No other improvement -- His peculiar ambition -- The first bridge over the first river -- A collision of interests -- The suit is filed -- Preparing the ground -- A very serious obstruction -- A chorus of protests -- The bridge itself on the stand -- A virtual triumph -- The bridge stands -- The great and durable question -- History's verdict
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780871407849
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014036938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn880566249
  • (OCoLC)880566249
Label
Lincoln's greatest case : the river, the bridge, and the making of America, Brian McGinty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A great highway of nature -- No other improvement -- His peculiar ambition -- The first bridge over the first river -- A collision of interests -- The suit is filed -- Preparing the ground -- A very serious obstruction -- A chorus of protests -- The bridge itself on the stand -- A virtual triumph -- The bridge stands -- The great and durable question -- History's verdict
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
259 pages
Isbn
9780871407849
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014036938
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn880566249
  • (OCoLC)880566249

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