By Ronald E. Shaw
All yet forgotten other than as part of nostalgic lore, American canals through the first 1/2 the 19th century supplied a transportation community that was once very important to the advance of the recent country. They reduced transportation expenditures, carried an unlimited grain exchange from western farms to jap ports, added Pennsylvania coal to big apple, and carried hundreds of thousands of passengers at what appeared easy velocity. alongside their classes sprang up new cities and towns and with them new financial development.
Canals for a country brings jointly in a single quantity a survey of the entire significant American canals. listed here are bills of leading edge engineering, of close to heroic figures who committed their lives to canals, and of canal tasks that triumphed over the entire uncertainties of the political procedure.
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