Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
The purpose of this study was to trace the steps which led to the consolidation of the Union Pacific and Kansas Pacific Railroads in 1880. This merger was a natural one, uniting two Pacific roads created by the Union Pacific Enabling Act of 1862, but the methods used in bringing it about were not "natural." In order to understand how this was accomplished some consideration had to be given to the business ethics of that period and the circumstances which motivated Jay Gould, the prime mover behind the consolidation.
Pugh, Gene R., "The consolidation of the Union Pacific and Kansas Pacific Railroads in 1880" (1963). Student Work. 1364.
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A Thesis Presented to the Graduate Faculty of the Department of History University of Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1963, Gene R. Pugh