That is where william g thomas book the iron way railroads the civil war and the making of modern america fits in like edgar turners earlier book victory rode the rails the strategic place of the railroads in the civil war thomas book takes a look at the role that railroads had in the making and shaping of the war and reconstruction. It focuses on key episodes in american history slavery territorial expansion the civil war the transcontinental railroad the indian wars immigration this site is the book web site for william g thomas the iron way railroads the civil war and the making of modern america. The iron way railroads the civil war and the making of modern america by william g thomas published by yale university press 2011 2200 paperback 1599 kindle first off this is not a choo choo book not that there is anything wrong with choo choos. The iron way railroads the civil war and the making of modern america by william g thomas yale university press 2011 swerve me the south railroads and the rush to modernity by william g thomas in the old souths modern worlds slavery region and nation in the age of progress ed by diane barnes brian schoen and frank towers . 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
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