HGIS Bibliography

Thomas, William G. The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011).

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Table of Contents

Prologue

Part I: Tools

Chapter 1: Slavery, the South, and “Every Bar of Railroad Iron”

Chapter 2: Railroads, the North, and “The Velocity of Progress”

Part II: Leviathan

Chapter 3: Secession and a Modern War

Chapter 4: Fighting the Confederate Landscapes

Chapter 5: The Railroad War Zones

Chapter 6: The Confederate National “Cut Off from the World”

Chapter 7: The Railroad Strategy

Part III: Vortex

Chapter 8: After Emancipation

Epilogue: The Road to Promontory Summit

Acknowledgements

Appendix

A Note on Sources

Notes

Index

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  1. You can view and download a lot of the data behind this book, including HGIS map layers of 19th century U.S. railroads and depots, from the companion web site: Railroads and the Making of Modern America ( http://railroads.unl.edu/).

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