|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 44-45) and index
|aPublisher on cover is Scholastic
|aRise of the rails: how did people travel in the 1800s? -- Finding a way West: how did the Civil War affect the transcontinental railroad? -- America gets on track: what was life like along the railroad's path? -- Working on the railroad: what problems did workers face when building the railroad? -- Railroad towns: what were railroad towns? -- End of the line: what changes did the transcontinental railroad bring to the United States? -- True statistics
A True Book: Westward Expansion takes readers on an amazing journey to a fascinating time in U.S. history when the country was experiencing dynamic change and expanding westward.This book provides the keys to discovering the important people, places and events that helped shape the western United States. An age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study is included.