Reading Guide for Week Eight
Text: Divine, Chapter 9: 3/14/00
Special Topic: The Transportation Revolution
then Industrial Worker
Answer one of thefollowing text questions:
Primary Source Assignment
Define the phrase "market economy" and explain
its significance for immigrants, Native Americans, women and blacks in
the early nineteenth century.
What was the transportation revolution and why
was it important to freedom intake early nineteenth century?
How important was the federal government in the
lives of most Americans by 1820? Explain.
How mobile were Americans (white, black, and red)
in the early nineteenth century? Was migration voluntary or involuntary?
New and Reliable Railroad Map and Travellers' Guide to Pennsylvania, 1860
Answer at least two of the following primary source questions:
Find and trace the route of the Pennsylvania Railroad
in 1860. What was its point of origin? What was its terminus?
What major towns and cities did it pass through?
What railroads provided service to the following
places: Allentown, Carlisle, Ephrata, Erie, Harrisburg, Jenkintown, Reading,
Based on this information, what is the most significant
generalization you can make about railroads and transportation in Pennsylvania
on the eve of the Civil War? Be sure to marshall evidence in support
of this generalization.
For more information about the early history of railroads in
the United States and the history of railroad map making, click here.