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Erie Water West

A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854

The construction of the Erie Canal may truly be described as a major event in the growth of the young United States. At a time when the internal links among the states were scanty, the canal's planners boldly projected a system of transportation that would strike from the eastern seaboard, penetrate the frontier, and forge a bond between the East and the growing settlements of the West. In this comprehensive history, Ronald E. Shaw portrays the development of the canal as viewed by its contemporaries, who rightly saw it as an engineering marvel and an achievement of great economic and social significance not only for New York but also for the nation.

About the Author

Ronald E. Shaw, professor of history at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, is the author of Canals for a Nation: The Canal Era in the United States, 1790-1860.

Reviews

"A valuable and much needed scholarly work."—Journal of American History

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