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Richard White: 'Railroaded'

Ross Reynolds
12/09/2011 at 12:20 p.m.

The transcontinental railroads opened up the western United States in the late 19th century. But as MacArthur award–winning historian Richard White contends in his new book, "Railroaded, " the railroads created a new world because of their failures, not their successes.

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Richard White is the author of "Railroaded: Transcontinentals And The Making Of Modern America."

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