The Iron Way

Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
Author(s): 
Thomas, William G.
ISBN: 
9780300187465
Date published: 
February 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£14.99

Beginning with Frederick Douglass' 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.