W. Barksdale Maynard is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, and author of six books on American history and architecture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...The period saw phenomenal population growth and urbanization in the USA, with westwards expansion intensifying North/South sectional strains over slavery, leading to the 1860s Civil War. Railroads triggered an architectural revolution...
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