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Author Shaw, Ronald E.

Title Erie water west [electronic resource] : a history of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854 / Ronald E. Shaw.

Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1990.


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 Axe ACLS Humanities E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xii, 449 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book.
Note Reprint. Originally published: Lexington, Ky. : University of Kentucky Press, c1966.
Bibliography Includes bibliography (p. [419]-432) and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, Michigan Publishing, 2004. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet. This volume is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Subject Erie Canal (N.Y.) -- History.
Added Author American Council of Learned Societies.
In: ACLS Humanities E-Book. URL:
ISBN 0813108012

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