- A New Parchment Declaration of Independence Surfaces. Head-Scratching Ensues., via @nytimes https://t.co/bIH0kx08ZI 07:49:00 AM April 23, 2017 from NYTimes for iPad - Breaking N...
- ‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Finds Lost Evidence, w Bedross Der Matossian @UNLHistory @UNLincoln https://t.co/17kLMLIV5z 06:56:51 AM April 23, 2017 from NYTimes for iPad - Breaking N...
- ‘Sherlock Holmes of Armenian Genocide’ Finds Lost Evidence, via @nytimes new discoveries in history https://t.co/17kLMLIV5z 06:52:18 AM April 23, 2017 from NYTimes for iPad - Breaking N...
- Dolly Parton College Course Combines Music, History and Appalachia Pride, via @nytimes https://t.co/d3mffIfigW 06:45:09 AM April 23, 2017 from NYTimes for iPad - Breaking N...
Category Archives: railroads
“Brother Artists: photographers and sketch artists on the railroads in the war” William G. Thomas This talk was condensed for The New York Times Disunion Blog, “The Civil War’s ‘Brother Artists’” published November 17, 2012. What follows is the full … Continue reading
The New York Times Opinionator Disunion series published my piece this morning “Been Workin’ on the Railroad.” This piece tells the story of Samuel Ballton, an enslaved railroad worker, who leaves slavery and joins the Union Army in the spring … Continue reading
On Friday, January 20, 2012, the “Railroads and the Making of Modern America” exhibition opened at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln, Nebraska. I was the guest curator for the exhibition. I have relied throughout on Leslie Working, a … Continue reading
In 2012 the United States will mark several important anniversaries for the Great Plains region, including the passage of three pieces of landmark legislation–the 1862 Pacific Railroad Act, the Morrill Land Grant Act, and the Homestead Act. In addition, the … Continue reading
AMC’s premier of Hell on Wheels aired last night, and it included beautiful scenes of the Union Pacific railroad building and the Nebraska Territory. The close-up view of the steam locomotive–the behemoth–and its cowcatcher, the explosions blasting the cut through … Continue reading