People of IPR
Talk of Iowa
Wed August 1, 2012
How the Railroad Transformed America
The coming of the railroad transformed Iowa and the rest of the nation in more ways than you can imagine. Host Charity Nebbe talks with historian and author Richard White, from Standford University, about how the railroads shaped our land, our economy, our political system and touched every part of life in America. His latest book is Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.