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

Download The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 PDF by Carol Sheriff eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862 Rocco Dormarunno said Impressive book about an impressive public work. For too many people, the Erie Canal was simply an artificial waterway that opened the American west (back then) to the Atlantic, and, in the process made New York City a business entrepot. Carol Sheriff, in her book, The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-186Impressive book about an impressive public work according to Rocco Dormarunno. For too many people, the Erie Canal was simply an artifi

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

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Rating : 4.16 (996 Votes)
Asin : 0809016052
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 272 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-09-25
Language : English

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The generation of its original revolutionaries was fast dying; a second war with Great Britain had recently been settled; and expansionism was the mood of the day. The "children of the founders," as Carol Sheriff calls this first 19th-century American generation, sought to make its mark with engineering projects that would further national growth and prove to Europe that the new nation "played a leading role in God's plan to improve the earthly world." It did so in grand style with the Erie Canal, a huge waterway that linked Atlantic seaports with the Great Lakes. The United States was

The story of the Eric Canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. 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.Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association“The Artificial River is deeply researched, its arguments are both subtle and clear, and it is written with grace and an engagingly light touch. The Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. The book merits a wide readership.” Paul Johnson, The Journal of American History

Rocco Dormarunno said Impressive book about an impressive public work. For too many people, the Erie Canal was simply an artificial waterway that opened the American west (back then) to the Atlantic, and, in the process made New York City a business entrepot. Carol Sheriff, in her book, "The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-186"Impressive book about an impressive public work" according to Rocco Dormarunno. For too many people, the Erie Canal was simply an artificial waterway that opened the American west (back then) to the Atlantic, and, in the process made New York City a business entrepot. Carol Sheriff, in her book, "The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862" digs a lot deeper to reveal the complexities of "Clinton's Big Ditch". There were the engineering problems to be surmounted. There were financial considerations. There were the legal knots that plagued the Can. " digs a lot deeper to reveal the complexities of "Clinton's Big Ditch". There were the engineering problems to be surmounted. There were financial considerations. There were the legal knots that plagued the Can. jan said They passed this book around and recommended it as a good source of information. I have only just begun so my assessment is not accurate yet. We recently rode on the Sam Patch boat on the Erie Canal and had a narration tour. We were on a motor coach tour of Niagara Falls and this Canal ride was one of the highlights of our tour! They passed this book around and recommended it as a good source of information.. Enjoyable. Very well written, and has a lot of background information that you normally wouldn't be exposed to. Very fast read, very informative, and doesn't feel like you're stuck reading never ending chapters.

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