The Erie Canal : a primary source history of the canal that changed America

by Levy, Janey.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne Non Fiction J 974.7 L579
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport - Duquesne
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 974.7 L579
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 974.7 L57
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 974.7 L57
 
 
Summary
In today's age of bullet trains and Concorde jets, it's hard to imagine how difficult travel was at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Truth be told, travel took a long time. If you wanted to take a trip, you had to ride a horse or go in a carriage. Letters had to be carried to other towns by someone on horseback, and manufactured goods and agricultural products were transported by wagon. The Erie Canal-an engineering marvel-changed all of that.
Contents
An idea is born
Timeline
The big ditch
An engineering marvel
The canal age
Competition from the railroad
The end of an era.

Additional Information
Series Primary sources in American history.
Subjects Transportation -- History -- Sources.
Erie Canal (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources -- Juvenile literature.
Erie Canal (N.Y.) -- History -- Sources.
New York (State) -- History -- Sources.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Publisher New York :Rosen Central Primary Source,2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 61) and index.
ISBN 0823936805 (lib. bdg.)
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