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. 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
People in this video
Sarah H. Gordon Adjunct Faculty Quinnipiac University->History Department
- Brian Lamb Host C-SPAN
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
Fools' Names, Fools' Faces
Mr. Ferguson talked about his recent book, Fools' Names, Fools' Faces, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. It is a…
To Renew America
Speaker Gingrich discussed his book To Renew America, published by Harper Collins Publishers. The book outlines his…
Mr. Halberstam, author of The Best and the Brightest, discussed the research behind his latest book, The Fifties,…
The New Dealers' War
Mr. Fleming talked about his book, The New Dealers' War, published by Basic Books. The book describes a flawed and troubled President Franklin D.…