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Southwest Virginia's Railroad: Modernization and the Sectional Crisis in the Civil War Eraby Noe, Kenneth W.
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Retail Price: $19.95
Issue: Summer 2004
Kenneth W. Noe, co-editor of The Civil War in Appalachia, examines the construction of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad in the 1850's. Noe finds that the railroad reoriented the economy of Southwest Virginia around stable crops and slavery. He concludes that this led to regional support of secession. This is a new paperback edition of the book originally published in 1994.