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The Ashtabula Disaster

by Stephen D. Peet

It tells the harrowing story of a tragic train accident that occurred in Ashtabula, Ohio in 1876. The book was originally published in 1877, just one year after the disaster took place. The book is a detailed account of the events leading up to the accident, as well as the aftermath of the disaster. Peet provides an in-depth look at the causes of the accident, including the poor design and construction of the bridge that collapsed, and the lack of safety measures that were in place at the time. He also explores the human toll of the disaster, including the heroic efforts of those who tried to rescue survivors from the wreckage. Peet's book is notable for its vivid descriptions of the tragedy, as well as its clear-eyed examination of the social and political factors that contributed to the accident. He also touches on the legal ramifications of the disaster, including the subsequent lawsuits that were brought against the railroad company. Overall, "The Ashtabula Disaster" is a fascinating and insightful read that sheds light on one of the most significant train accidents in American history. It is a powerful reminder of the importance of safety regulations and the need to hold corporations accountable for their actions.

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Language

English

Original Language

English

Published In

1877

Author

Stephen D. Peet

United States

Stephen D. Peet (1831-1914) was an American archaeologist, ethnographer, and writer who is known for his pioneering work in the study of Native American cultures and archaeology. His work helped to es...

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