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The Railway Journey


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Acknowledgements Foreword Alan Trachtenberg Preface to the 2014 Edition 1. The Mechanization of Motive Power 2. The Machine Ensemble 3. Railroad Space and Railroad Time Excursus: The Space of Glass Architecture 4. Panoramic Travel 5. The Compartment The End of Converstaion while Traveling Isolation Drama in the Compartment The Compartment as a Problem 6. The American Railroad Transporation Before the Railroad The Construction of the Railroad The New Type of Carriage River Steamboat and Canal Packet as Models for the American Railroad Car Sea Voyage on Rails Postscript 7. The Pathology of the Railroad Journey Excursus: Industrial Fatigue 8. The Accident Accident and Crisis 9. Railway Accident, 'Railway Spine' and Traumatic Neurosis

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Wolfgang Schivelbusch is a German historian and scholar of cultural studies. He has been awarded the Heinrich Mann Prize of the Academy of Arts in Berlin (2003) and the Lessing Prize of the City of Hamburg (2013).

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