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The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Hill & Wang Pub
Publication date June 1, 1997
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780809016051
ISBN-10 0809016052
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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The story of the Eric Canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War. The Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. 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 book merits a wide readership.” ―Paul Johnson, The Journal of American History



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780809027538
 
from Hill & Wang Pub (June 1, 1996)
9780809027538 | details & prices | 251 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $21.00
About: Discusses the social and cultural effects of the construction of the Erie Canal on the lives of the people of the time, examining its impact on transportation, changing work environments and careers, commerce, and values and a way of life.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780809016051
 
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from Hill & Wang Pub (June 1, 1997)
9780809016051 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The story of the Eric Canal is the story of industrial and economic progress between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

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