Black Voices from Reconstruction, 1865-1877

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The first railway cars having compartments for passengers, baggage, and freight were changed to express trains where speed and comfort are the first considerations, and freight trains, where carrying capacity is the main object. The old families of New York society, ensconced in their brownstones, at first deplored the gaudy tastes and public ostentation of the 'uncouth' new millionaires. "The Goulds and the Vanderbilts and people of that ilk perfumed the air with the odor of crisp greenbacks", was the snooty report, for example, of The Dramatic Mirror after a theatre opening.

Pages: 192

Publisher: University Press of Florida; 1st edition (February 1, 1998)

ISBN: 0813015766

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