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Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862

Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 - 96 edition

Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780809016051

ISBN10: 0809016052

Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 by Carol Sheriff - ISBN 9780809016051
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Published: 1996
International: No
Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 by Carol Sheriff - ISBN 9780809016051

ISBN13: 9780809016051

ISBN10: 0809016052

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association
This "beautifully written and unpretentious book" (Richard White, Stanford University) reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol Sheriff's extensive, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary people-farmers, businessmen, government officials, tourists, workers-to this major environmental, social, and cultural transformation in the early life of the Republic.

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