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Join us from the comfort of your home via Zoom for a presentation titled, “Transnationalism and The Transcontinental Railroad,” by Christopher MacMahon. The construction of the Transcontinental Railroad is often viewed as a quintessential American endeavor. Yet, when one looks further at the people, supplies, and ideas that made this project possible, a more global picture takes shape. This lecture examines international influences and contributions to the construction of the Pacific Railroad arguing that the story of the railroad is one of transnationalism. From immigrant workers, the clothes they wore and the foods they ate, to supplies and tools used to build the railroad, an emerging global network made construction of the railroad possible.
Christopher MacMahon is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California Santa Barbara studying history of the American West with an interdisciplinary emphasis in the environment and society. He is long-time member of and volunteer with the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum and currently chairs the Interpretation Committee. For more information please contact Adam Michalski (775) 687-6953 x224 or amichalski@nevadaculture.org.
To register: https://zoom.us/…/tJUkd-ioqTMsHtS2l-YeWBX5fiS9EQsVTfJ4 

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04/01/2021 18:00:0004/01/2021 19:30:00America/Los_Angeles“Transnationalism and The Transcontinental Railroad” by Christopher MacMahon
Join us from the comfort of your home via Zoom for a presentation titled, "Transnationalism and The Transcontinental Railroad," by Christopher MacMahon. The construction of the Transcontinental Railroad is often viewed as a quintessential American endeavor. Yet, when one looks further at the people, supplies, and ideas that made this project possible, a more global picture takes shape. This lecture examines international influences and contributions to the construction of the Pacific Railroad arguing that the story of the railroad is one of transnationalism. From immigrant workers, the clothes they wore and the foods they ate, to supplies and tools used to build the railroad, an emerging global network made construction of the railroad possible.
Christopher MacMahon is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of California Santa Barbara studying history of the American West with an interdisciplinary emphasis in the environment and society. He is long-time member of and volunteer with the Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum and currently chairs the Interpretation Committee. For more information please contact Adam Michalski (775) 687-6953 x224 or amichalski@nevadaculture.org. To register: https://zoom.us/.../tJUkd-ioqTMsHtS2l-YeWBX5fiS9EQsVTfJ4 
Reno, NV
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04/01/202104/01/2021
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6:00pm7:30pm
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