Date Thesis Awarded
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Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Scott Reynolds Nelson
Melvin Patrick Ely
The Richmond & Petersburg Railroad (R&P) was Virginia's most successful antebellum line. In telling the story of the R&P, this paper seeks to understand how a railroad could be successful in the antebellum South, and what that success meant. I argue that the R&P formed part of an extended system of transportation that was designed to benefit Richmond.
Kelly, John J., "The Richmond & Petersburg Railroad: A Story of Antebellum Southern Success" (2011). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 386.
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