Complete Bibliography for "The Iron Way"

A Note on Sources

Many of the sources used in this book have been digitized and are available in the “Railroads and the Making of Modern America” project. Libraries and archives continue to preserve, maintain, and make available to scholars the most important sources for understanding this period--the original documents. I have also used many of the newly available digital source collections to find materials, including Google Books, ProQuest, American Periodicals Series, and Thousands of online articles and documents have been consulted in the research for this book. These research tools have proven invaluable for sifting across collections to discover keywords, individuals, and particular events. I have also consulted secondary sources and dissertations on the Civil War era and on railroads, a large and rapidly growing and complex literature. I have focused on the most recent and relevant works, and have cited these in the notes.

Join Our Zotero Group and Add to the Research Collection

Manuscript Collections Consulted

Newberry Library

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Washington, D.C.

Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

University of Chicago Library

Chicago Historical Society

Library of Virginia

Woodruff Library, Special Collections, Emory University

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History

Nebraska State Historical Society

University of Nebraska Libraries Special Collections

The Rothschild Archive, London

The Baring Archive, London

National Maritime Museum Library, Greenwich

The British Library, London

Online Primary Sources

Library of Congress, American Memory Online Sources

Printed Primary Sources

Secondary Works

Dissertations and Theses

(Note: Some dissertations especially those in 2010 were not available as The Iron Way went to press but are listed here for reference)