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The Erie Canal reader, 1790-1950

Author: Roger W Hecht
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This collection of poems, essays, travelogues, and fiction by major American and British writers captures the landscape and life along the Erie Canal from its birth in the New York frontier, through  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Erie Canal reader, 1790-1950.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)604891138
Online version:
Erie Canal reader, 1790-1950.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)607004351
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger W Hecht
ISBN: 0815607598 9780815607595
OCLC Number: 50755093
Notes: Includes travel accounts, poems, short stories, and novel excerpts.
Description: xii, 169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : Authoring the Erie --
[Selections from] --
"The Great Western canal" / Philip Freneau --
"Celebration of the grand canal" / Rev. Charles Giles --
Travels in North America / Basil Hall --
Men and manners in America / Thomas Hamilton --
Domestic manners of the Americans / Frances Trollope --
Retrospect of Western travel / Harriet Martineau --
"The Canal boat" / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The poetry of travelling in the United States / Caroline Gilman --
"The canal boat" / Harriet Beecher Stowe --
Moby-Dick / Herman Melville --
"The aged pilot man" / Samuel L. Clemens --
"The raging canal" ; popular song --
Their wedding journey / W.D. Howells --
David Harum / Edward Noyes Wescott --
Erie water / Walter D. Edmonds --
"Canal bride"/ Samuel Hopkins Adams.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by Roger W. Hecht.

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