Sunday, January 31, 2010

What role did railroads play in changing southern society?

The railroad was a godsend for the south. Before the civil war the south’s economy was agriculturally based and relied heavily on slave labor. After the civil war the south was in economic peril. Luckily the railroad system helped to spark industrialization throughout the south. If not for the railroad system the south as it is now might not exist. The Atlanta became the epitome of what the new south would be thanks in part to the railroad system.

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