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
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
A Note on Sources