Vernon Burton

Burton contributes to history

Vernon Burton

Vernon Burton

History professor Vernon Burton was one of 10 historians invited to submit essays for the historical portfolio published by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Burton’s piece, “Building the Transcontinental Railroad,” gives an overview of the importance of the railroad and the impact it had on America as the country recovered from the Civil War. The portfolio was distributed at the presidential inauguration luncheon.

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