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Author Shaw, Ronald E., author

Title Erie water west : a history of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 / Ronald E. Shaw
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1990
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 449 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
Contents The prophecy : Up the Mohawk to the west ; Jesse Hawley's "Genesee Canal" ; Survey and report ; From prophecy into law -- The grand canal : Forty feet wide and four feet deep ; The politics of construction ; The Canal comes west ; Black Rock or Buffalo ; The politics of removal ; The wedding of the waters -- On Erie water : Packets, freighters, and canallers ; Pure and wholesome water ; The state runs a canal ; The trade of the "teeming west" ; "Commerce is king" -- Politics and nationalism : The "forty million debt," 1835-1841 ; The Democratic stop policy, 1842-1846 ; The Canal goes on, 1847-1854 ; A canal for the nation
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Lexington, Ky. : University of Kentucky Press, ©1966
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 419-432) and index
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Subject Erie Canal (N.Y.) -- History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813108012
0813143470 (e-book)
9780813143477 (e-book)
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