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The Resource The iron way : railroads, the Civil War, and the making of modern America, William G. Thomas

The iron way : railroads, the Civil War, and the making of modern America, William G. Thomas

Label
The iron way : railroads, the Civil War, and the making of modern America
Title
The iron way
Title remainder
railroads, the Civil War, and the making of modern America
Statement of responsibility
William G. Thomas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning with Frederick Douglass's escape from slavery in 1838 on the railroad, and ending with the driving of the golden spike to link the transcontinental railroad in 1869, this book charts a critical period of American expansion and national formation, one largely dominated by the dynamic growth of railroads and telegraphs. William G. Thomas brings new evidence to bear on railroads, the Confederate South, slavery, and the Civil War era, based on groundbreaking research in digitized sources never available before. The Iron Way revises our ideas about the emergence of modern America and the role of the railroads in shaping the sectional conflict. Both the North and the South invested in railroads to serve their larger purposes, Thomas contends. Though railroads are often cited as a major factor in the Union's victory, he shows that they were also essential to the formation of "the South" as a unified region. He discusses the many--and sometimes unexpected--effects of railroad expansion and proposes that America's great railroads became an important symbolic touchstone for the nation's vision of itself. Please visit the Railroads and the Making of Modern America website at http://railroads.unl.edu"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thomas, William G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Armed Forces
  • Railroads
  • Territorial expansion
  • Transportation
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The iron way : railroads, the Civil War, and the making of modern America, William G. Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I: Tools. Slavery, the South, and "every bar of railroad iron" ; Railroads, the North, and "the velocity of progress" -- Part II: Leviathan. Secession and a modern war ; Fighting the Confederate landscapes ; The railroad war zones ; The Confederate nation "cut off from the world" ; The railroad strategy -- Part III: Vortex. After emancipation -- Epilogue : The road to Promontory Summit -- Appendix : Tables
Control code
ocn763161460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171686
Lccn
2011020608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q7mj9
  • 6503d172-640f-4467-a67e-8e4b64711128
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161460
Label
The iron way : railroads, the Civil War, and the making of modern America, William G. Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Part I: Tools. Slavery, the South, and "every bar of railroad iron" ; Railroads, the North, and "the velocity of progress" -- Part II: Leviathan. Secession and a modern war ; Fighting the Confederate landscapes ; The railroad war zones ; The Confederate nation "cut off from the world" ; The railroad strategy -- Part III: Vortex. After emancipation -- Epilogue : The road to Promontory Summit -- Appendix : Tables
Control code
ocn763161460
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (281 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171686
Lccn
2011020608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt5q7mj9
  • 6503d172-640f-4467-a67e-8e4b64711128
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)763161460

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