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Diamond State Chronicles: Delaware's Historical Odyssey from Railways to Freeways

Today, I'm participating in "Delaware from Railways to Freeways: First State, Second Phase" by Dave Tabler's virtual blog tour sponsored by iRead Book Tours. Read my review about the diamond state and be sure to enter the giveaway below.

Book Tour Delaware from Railways to Freeways


My Review


Delaware from Railways to Freeways by Dave Tabler is a captivating exploration of the historical depth of the Diamond State, offering a unique perspective on its impact on American history from 1800 to 1907. Tabler, a popular blogger and devoted Delawarean, brings his love for the past to life in this second volume of the Delaware History Overview series.

From the moment you pick up this book, it exudes the charm of a coffee table book, beckoning readers to leaf through its pages and immerse themselves in a visual journey through time. The illustrations and photographs are not just a complement to the narrative but a highlight of the book, adding an extra layer of engagement for readers. The layout and design create an inviting atmosphere, reminiscent of a well-curated exhibition that invites exploration.

What sets this book apart is its ability to appeal to a wide audience. While history enthusiasts will appreciate the in-depth commentary on 19th-century lore, Delaware from Railways to Freeways is also a treasure trove of information for curious minds of all ages. It's a perfect resource for those seeking to understand the origins of George Washington's cherry tree story, the evolution of the iron industry, and the pioneers behind inventions like Christmas Seals and the RCA Victrola.

The book's comprehensive coverage of Delaware's history during pivotal periods such as the Civil War & Reconstruction era and the Gilded Age & Beyond ensures that readers gain a holistic understanding of the state's transformative journey. Whether you are interested in the state fair, the founding of the A.M.E. Church, or the development of breakwaters and ferries, Tabler weaves together entertaining anecdotes and little-known facts that make history come alive.

Delaware from Railways to Freeways is not just a history book; it is an engaging blend of a coffee table book and a reference resource. It successfully captures the essence of Delaware's past through captivating visuals and informative storytelling, making it a delightful read for both enthusiasts and casual readers. Moreover, its adaptability as a teaching tool makes it a valuable resource for educators looking to introduce students to regional history in a dynamic and accessible way.

In conclusion, Dave Tabler's fresh retrospective is a testament to his passion for Delaware's history, making it an enjoyable and educational journey for anyone interested in exploring the hidden gems of the First State.



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