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The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America by [Thomas, William G.]
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"A tour-de-force, and offers a series of bracing insights about the origins, shape and outcome of the Civil War...Because it integrates military and social history so imaginatively, The Iron Way is a must-read for students, scholars and enthusiasts alike."—Civil War Monitor
(Civil War Monitor)

“William Thomas has written a remarkably nuanced and brilliant interpretation of railroads and the Civil War. . . . The Iron Way is truly path-breaking.”—Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln
(Vernon Burton)

"In this provocative and deeply researched book, William G. Thomas follows the railroad into virtually every aspect of Civil War history, showing how it influenced everything from slavery's antebellum expansion to emancipation and segregation—from guerrilla warfare to grand strategy. At every step, Thomas challenges old assumptions and finds new connections on this much-traveled historical landscape."—T.J. Stiles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
(T.J. Stiles)

“At once bold and elegant, this powerful book sweeps across slavery and secession, the Civil War and its aftermath. Thomas masterfully integrates one of the most complicated eras in American history, making familiar subjects new and compelling.”—Edward Ayers, Bancroft Prize-winning author of In the Presence of Mine Enemies: Civil War in the Heart of America
(Edward Ayers)

Winner of the 2012 New York Book Festival History category, sponsored by the New York Book Festival
(History Winner New York Book Festival 2012-06-12)

About the Author

William G. Thomas is professor of history and the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He lives in Lincoln, NE.


Product Details

  • File Size: 4868 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (October 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005XZXWQQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,338,328 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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