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By Ronald E. Shaw

All yet forgotten other than as part of nostalgic lore, American canals in the course of the first 1/2 the 19th century supplied a transportation community that was once important to the advance of the recent state. They diminished transportation bills, carried an enormous grain exchange from western farms to jap ports, brought Pennsylvania coal to manhattan, and carried millions of passengers at what appeared easy pace. alongside their classes sprang up new cities and towns and with them new fiscal development.
Canals for a state brings jointly in a single quantity a survey of all of the significant American canals. listed here are debts of cutting edge engineering, of close to heroic figures who dedicated their lives to canals, and of canal tasks that triumphed over all of the uncertainties of the political process.

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