The Railroad in American History

Through the years, railroads have had a profound effect on American life and culture. Find out how the locomotive was developed, how the train became big industry, how it helped America expand westward, what part the railroad played in the Civil War, and how electric trains and trolleys developed from the railroad. Readers will learn about the ways in which the transportation of goods and people affected life in America as they read the colorful stories of these pivotal times.

Booklist, January 2013

On The Birth of the Locomotive (1780s-1820s), Electric Trains and Trolleys (1880-Present), The Railroad and the Civil War (1860s), and The Railroad Fuels Westward Expansion (1870s)

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Interest Level: Grades 4-8 • Reading Level: Grades 5-6 • 48 pages • 6½" X 9¼" • Full-color laminated covers • Side-sewn, reinforced library binding • Full-color photos throughout • Further reading • Works consulted • Glossary • Index

The Birth of the Locomotive (1780-1820)

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ISBN: 9781612282862

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Electric Trains and Trolleys (1880-Present)

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ISBN: 9781612282916

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The Railroad and the Civil War (1860s)

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ISBN: 9781612282893

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The Railroad Comes to America (1820-1830)

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ISBN: 9781612282879

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The Railroad Fuels Westward Expansion (1870s)

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ISBN: 9781612282909

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The Railroad Grows Into an Industry (1840-1850)

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ISBN: 9781612282886

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The Railroad in American History: Complete Set (6 Titles)

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ISBN: 9781612282923

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