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The Angola HorrorThe 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads$
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Charity Vogel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449086

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001

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Lost Souls

Lost Souls

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(p.219) Epilogue Lost Souls
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The Angola Horror
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Charity Vogel

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0018

This epilogue highlights some of the lessons that have been learned by the Angola Horror. It begins by comparing the New York Express tragedy with the Ashtabula accident of December 29, 1876. It then explains how the scenes and stories of the disaster at Big Sister Creek became ingrained in public consciousness, citing the role of newspapers and magazines in this. It also shows that Angola taught men and women what to fear with regards to railroad travel and explains why Angola and its victims were forgotten for so long.

Keywords:   railroad accidents, Angola Horror, New York Express, Ashtabula accident, passengers, newspapers, magazines, Civil War, railroad travel, victims

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