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The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865 By Thomas Weber

The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865

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Discusses the impact of the railroads on the American Civil War and vice versa. This book shows how the war materially changed the way railroads were built, run, financed, and organized in the crucial years following the war.

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The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865 by Thomas Weber

Time has been very good to Thomas Weber's Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865. First published by Columbia University Press in 1952, it has been out of print since the 1970s, but never out of demand. It has emerged as the premier account of the impact of the railroads on the American Civil War and vice versa. Not only did the railroads materially help the north to victory through movement of troops and materiel, but the war materially changed the way railroads were built, run, financed, and organized in the crucial years following the war.

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"Thomas Weber's study of northern railroads during the Civil War remains the obvious treatment of an important topic. His analysis rests on solid research and leaves no doubt that the North's excellent use of railroads contributed significantly to Union victory."
-Gary W. Gallagher

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"Thomas Weber's . . . analysis rests on solid research and leaves no doubt that the North's excellent use of railroads contributed significantly to Union victory."
-Gary W. Gallagher

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About Thomas Weber


Thomas Weber, retired professor of history at Douglass College / Rutgers University, makes his home in Edison, New Jersey. He has two children and one grandchild.

Table of Contents


I. The Northern Railroads at the Outbreak of the Civil War
II. Railroad Expansion During the War
III. Emergency Problems in 1861
IV. Effect of the War upon Railroad Business: The Northeast
V. Effect of the War upon Railroad Business: The East-West Trunk Lines
VI. Effect of the War upon Railroad Business: The Chicago Railroads
VII. The Movement for Regulatory Legislation
VIII. The New York-Washington Artery: Bone of Contention
IX. Government Achievements in Regulation
X. The United States Military Railroads: The Eastern Theater, to Gettysburg
XI. The United States Military Railroads: The Eastern Theater, 1864-1865
XII. The United States Military Railroads: The Western Theater, to 1864
XIII. The United States Military Railroads: Sherman in Georgia and the Carolinas
XIV. The War and the Railroads
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Additional information

GOR009189974
The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865 by Thomas Weber
Thomas Weber
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Indiana University Press
1999-03-01
336
0253213215
9780253213211
N/A
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