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

by Bernstein, Peter L.

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


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Table of 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.