Nonfiction Books A Primary Source Investigation of the Transcontinental Railroad (19)

A Primary Source Investigation of the Transcontinental Railroad (19)

A Primary Source Investigation of the Transcontinental Railroad (19)
Item No. RR12181
ISBN-13 978-1-5081-8424-9
Subject Nonfiction American History Primary Sources Transcontinental Railroad 19th Century
Format Library Binding
# of Pages 64
Size 6 1/2" x 9 1/4"
Author Uhl & Houghton
Reading Interest 5,6,7,8
Series Uncovering American History: Set 2
Publisher Rosen: Rosen Central
Date Published 2019
Dewey Decimal 385.0973--dc23
Guided Reading Level W
 
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Before the merging of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads, traveling West was a perilous, time-consuming endeavor. Native Americans hunted vast herds of buffalo across the plains and a few hardy pioneers lived in scattered, isolated settlements. The construction of the transcontinental railroad would change all that, opening up the means for coast-to-coast travel, boosting private enterprise, and nearly destroying Native Americans for good. A feat of engineering genius and human endeavor, this timely volume illuminates the hardships, accomplishments, greed, and racial conflicts of one of America's greatest achievements.