The Railroad and the Civil War (1860s)

The Railroad and the Civil War (1860s)

by Tamra Orr

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The Railroad and the Civil War (1860s) by Tamra Orr

The Civil War tore a hole in the country, creating a wound that was almost impossible to heal. At a time when the two sides of the nation were still struggling to accept the war's casualties, something else came along to unite the county again. It was the Transcontinental Railroad—a line of train tracks stretching from one side of the war—torn country to the next. Read about the battle to find the best route for the rails, and discover how laborers survived drilling through mountain peaks and the onslaught of winter blizzards. Meet the people who persevered to accomplish this railroad, including the determined Mormon workers, the Irish immigrants, and thousands of Chinese workers. Also find out about the scandals and the huge impact of the rails on the lives of countless Native Americans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612282893
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/15/2012
Series: Railroad in American History Series
Pages: 47
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

"It is Done!" 4

The War Between the States 9

Chapter 2

Which Route is the Best? 10

The Big Four Businessmen 17

Chapter 3

North Versus South 18

Attack of the Rails 25

Chapter 4

Finding the Workers 26

An Ode to Rails 35

Chapter 5

On to Promontory Summit! 36

The Harvey Girls 41

Timeline 42

Chapter Notes 42

Works Consulted 44

Further Reading 44

On the Internet 44

Books 45

Glossary 46

Index 47

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