Book Discussion on Passage to Union

Sarah Gordon was interviewed about her book, Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929, published by Ivan R.… read more

Sarah Gordon was interviewed about her book, Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929, published by Ivan R. Dee. The book chronicles the history of the first 100 years of the American railroad system. Ms. Gordon detailed the effect train travel had on the rural economy and the lives of ordinary citizens. Ms. Gordon, a high school history teacher, discussed her lifelong love of railroads, which led to the writing of the book. She said that the burgeoning of the railroads, especially passenger travel, was symbolic of the change to a mass American culture from a more individualistic one. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

Hosting Organization

Series

More Series
More information about

Book Discussion on Passage to Union

481 Views
Program ID:
78480-1
Category:
Booknotes
Format:
Booknotes
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 9, 1997
Last Aired:
Aug 2, 2008

Airing Details

  • Mar 09, 1997 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 09, 1997 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 10, 1997 | 5:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 25, 2006 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 12, 2006 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 02, 2008 | 6:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a DVD or Download

Book Discussion on Passage to Union

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:58:50
    Price:
    $19.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:58:50
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video