Canals for a nation the canal era in the united states 1790 1860 ronald e shaw on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers all but forgotten except as a part of nostalgic lore american canals during the first half of the nineteenth century provided a transportation network that was vital to the development of the new nation they lowered transportation costs. Canals for a nation brings together in one volume a survey of all the major american canals here are accounts of innovative engineering of near heroic figures who devoted their lives to canals and of canal projects that triumphed over all the uncertainties of the political process. Canals for a nation the canal era in the united states 1790 1860 ronald e shaw limited preview 2014 canals for a nation the canal era in the united states 1790 1860 ronald e morris canal navigation north branch canal ohio and erie ohio canal ohio river old northwest packet passengers pennsylvania canals pennsylvania mainline . 350civil war history as some of her more famous sisters grews life and work mirrors that of other female activists of her generation brown does a fine job informing the reader about the details of grews career as a reformer donna m deblasio ohio historical society canals for a nation the canal era in the united states 1790 1860. Get this from a library canals for a nation the canal era in the united states 1790 1860 ronald e shaw the canal era was a major phase of americas nineteenth century transportation revolution canals lowered transportation costs carried a vast grain trade from western farms to eastern ports and
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