David Alff’s The Northeast Corridor is the first comprehensive history of America’s most important inter-city passenger railroad, and the region it built. It shows how a fistful of train tracks transformed America’s Atlantic shoreline into a political capital, a global financial hub, and home to fifty million people. The Northeast Corridor reveals how freight trains, commuter rail, and Amtrak influenced—and in turn were shaped by—centuries of American industrial expansion, metropolitan growth, downtown decline, and revitalization. David presented his book before the ERA session at a recorded session on June 7.

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