Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow
The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads
Dee Brown 1977 305p 6 x 9
An often unknown and under-appreciated social history of the transcontinental railroad. Brown covers so many social tensions: from the barge workers (being displaced by railroads) and the railroad industry, to the hyper-exploitation of immigrant rail workers and the displacement, genocide and resistance of the plains indians.