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|
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.
ContentsAn idea is born
The big ditch
An engineering marvel
The canal age
Competition from the railroad
The end of an era.
|Series||Primary sources in American history.|
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
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 61) and index.
|ISBN||0823936805 (lib. bdg.)