Loading, please wait...

Slave Labor on Virginia's Blue Ridge Railroad - by Mary E Lyons (Paperback)

Slave Labor on Virginia's Blue Ridge Railroad - by  Mary E Lyons (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Slave Labor on Virginia's Blue Ridge Railroad - by  Mary E Lyons (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
Shipping
Free standard shipping with RedCard
Loading, please wait...

About this item

Specifications

Number of Pages: 128

Genre: Transportation

Format: Paperback

Publisher: History Press

Book theme: History

Author: Mary E Lyons

Language: English

Street Date: March 30, 2020
TCIN: 79626726
UPC: 9781467144902
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-8756

Description

Between 1849 and 1859, Virginia raced to pierce the Blue Ridge Mountains by rail and reach the Ohio River. At least 300 enslaved people labored involuntarily toward that goal, along with 1,500 Irish immigrants. The state leased the labor of enslaved Virginians from local slaveholders, including four connected with nearby University of Virginia. Blue Ridge Tunnel and Blue Ridge Railroad historian Mary E. Lyons explored hundreds of primary documents to write the first nonfiction book about slave labor on a specific antebellum railroad. She shares hundreds of enslaved people's names, traces where they toiled along the line and describes their backbreaking--and sometimes fatal--tasks.
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Recommended


From the manufacturer

No information loaded.

Guest Ratings & Reviews

No reviews yet! Be the first to help other guests.

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.