Electric Trains and Trolleys (1880-1920)

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Title details the continued growef and expansion of the importance of the railroad into the 20th century (1780-1820). This title is intended for upper elementary through middle school students.

The Story of the birth of the railroad and its importance is told in this new six-title series intended to interest children in grades 4 to 8. This moving story, told in narrative form, is of the invention and development of the railroad in the United States and about the men who ...

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Overview

Title details the continued growef and expansion of the importance of the railroad into the 20th century (1780-1820). This title is intended for upper elementary through middle school students.

The Story of the birth of the railroad and its importance is told in this new six-title series intended to interest children in grades 4 to 8. This moving story, told in narrative form, is of the invention and development of the railroad in the United States and about the men who sacrificed to make this dream a reality. The books are organized by theme and years beginning with the locomotive coming to America (1780-1820) to its continued influence in the 20th century. The individual series titles also include the railroads impact on industrial development, the civil war, and the westward expansion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612282916
  • Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Series: Railroad in American History Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 47
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

The Difficult Journey 4

Sidebar: Fans of Travel 9

Chapter 2

The Guilded Age 10

Sidebar: Horatio Alger 17

Chapter 3

A History of the Rails 18

Sidebar: Grand Central Terminal 27

Chapter 4

City Life 28

Sidebar: Leo Daft 32

Chapter 5

Traveling Underground 34

Sidebar: Fast Trains to Somewhere 41

Timeline 42

Chapter Notes 43

Works Consulted 44

Further Reading 45

Books 45

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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