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Travel on Southern Antebellum Railroads, 1828-1860

by Eugene Alvarez

Travel on Southern Antebellum Railroads, 1828-1860 Synopsis

This volume presents railroading in its heyday. The matter-of-fact descriptive title of this interesting little volume on railroading in the pre-Civil War South does not do justice to Alvarez's coverage of the subject. Along with his full account of trains and train accommodations, he manages to encompass a number of social, political, and even ideological subjects.

Travel on Southern Antebellum Railroads, 1828-1860 Press Reviews

Here is a carefully researched account of all aspects of railroading - engines, cars, life aboard, perils of the road, stations - with much contemporary flavor [from] this boisterous era. - Anniston Star A charming and informative examination of the early years of railroads. It is also history of the kind I like best: a study not of great events or momentous trends, but of how people lived. - Jonathan Yardley, Miami Herald Excellently and extensively illustrated and can be recommended to all interested in trains and southern social history. - Journal of Southern History

Book Information

ISBN: 9780817354831
Publication date: 15th March 2008
Author: Eugene Alvarez
Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 234 pages
Categories: Trains & railways: general interest, Social & cultural history,

About Eugene Alvarez

Eugene Alvarez served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. He later became a professor of history. He is now retired and enjoys travelling and playing the harmonica.

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