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Mar
9
Sarah H. Gordon
Booknotes, Sunday, March 9, 1997
Sarah H. Gordon discusses Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929.

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. (timspalding)… (more)
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