The Charleston & Hamburg A South Carolina Railroad & an American Legacy

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The Charleston & Hamburg A South Carolina Railroad & an American Legacy

Author: Thomas Fetters
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 160
Cover Price: $ 21.99

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This comprehensive account of the Charleston & Hamburg's history from its inception through Reconstruction, with forgotten stories of America's premier railroad, is a necessary addition to the bookshelves of historians and rail fans alike!

Background Information

Charleston, South Carolina, was the center of secession sentiment before the Civil War and the place where fighting began. The Reconstruction Acts after the Civil War were designed to guarantee the wartime gains of freed slaves and Republicans. Railroads became the fastest transportation for people and the most economical for goods during the 19th century.