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A primary source investigation of the Transcontinental Railroad

Author: Xina M Uhl; Gillian Houghton
Publisher: New York, NY : Rosen Central, 2019.
Series: Uncovering American history
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This collection of primary source documents covers the construction of the transcontinental railroad which opened up the means for coast-to-coast travel, boosted private enterprise, and nearly destroyed Native Americans for good. A feat of engineering genius and human endeavor, this volume illuminates the hardships, accomplishments, greed, and racial conflicts of one of America's greatest achievements.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Juvenile works
Sources
Juvenile literature
Sources Juvenile literature
Material Type: Document, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Xina M Uhl; Gillian Houghton
ISBN: 9781508184256 1508184259
OCLC Number: 1083205625
Target Audience: For middle school students.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Ch. 1. Going west --
ch. 2. Four tycoons --
ch. 3. Pickaxes and railroad ties --
ch. 4. The Sierra Nevada and beyond --
ch. 5. The tracks meet.
Series Title: Uncovering American history
Responsibility: Xina M. Uhl and Gillian Houghton.

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This collection of primary source documents covers the construction of the transcontinental railroad which opened up the means for coast-to-coast travel, boosted private enterprise, and nearly destroyed Native Americans for good. A feat of engineering genius and human endeavor, this volume illuminates the hardships, accomplishments, greed, and racial conflicts of one of America's greatest achievements.

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