Thursday, January 28, 2010

What role did railroads play in changing southern society?

Railroads played an imperative role in changing southern society. The south had huge agricultural production and railroads enabled those who grew these goods to export them all over the nation. The railroads also allowed the south to import goods from different regional areas of the nation. The railroads spread the southern culture all over the nation and also brought different cultures to the south allowing for a more culturally diverse nation. The railroad system in the south also created a large trade market which attracted large companies to move to Birmingham and Atlanta. These companies attracted jobs and help the urbanization of the south.

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