Iron Confederacies: Southern Railways, Klan Violence, and Reconstruction

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 1999 - History - 257 pages
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During Reconstruction, an alliance of southern planters and northern capitalists rebuilt the southern railway system using remnants of the Confederate railroads that had been built and destroyed during the Civil War. In the process of linking Virginia, th
  

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Contents

Forcing Nature An Iron Confederacy Surveyed and Graded
11
The Confederacy Serves the Southern
27
Connections Political Reconstruction and the Public Fiction of the Air Line 18651871
47
The Pennsylvania Railroads Consolidation and the Return of the Confederacy
71
Alamance A Trenchant Blade
95
Pockets Full of Executions The Railway Corridor in South Carolina
115
Public Fictions
139
A Railway Redemption
163
An Ironic Confederacy
179
NOTES
183
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
225
INDEX
251
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Scott Reynolds Nelson is assistant professor of history at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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