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Wedding of the waters : the Erie Canal and the making of a great nation

Bernstein, Peter L

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  • Creator Peter L. Bernstein
  • Format Books
  • Publication First edition. New York : W.W. Norton, [2005] ©2005
  • Physical Details
    • 448 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
  • ISBNs 9780393052336, 0393052338
  • OCLC ocm56614386

Summary

  • "The account of how the Erie Canal forever changed the course of American history"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-423) and index.

Contents

  • Smooth sailing -- Hudson's wrong turn -- Washington's pivot -- Canal maniacs -- "A canal to the moon" -- The sublime spectacle -- The extravagant proposal -- The expedition -- War and peace -- The shower of gold -- Digging the ditch -- Boom, bust, bonds -- Rude invective -- Unwearied zeal -- A noble work -- The pageant of power -- The wedding of the waters -- No charge for births -- The prodigious artery -- The granary of the world