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Internal improvement : national public works and the promise of popular government in the early United States

Author: John Lauritz Larson
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When the people of British North America threw off their colonial bonds, they desired the freedom to create and enjoy good, popular, responsive government. This text traces the central issue on which  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Larson, John Lauritz, 1950-
Internal improvement.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)655081650
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Lauritz Larson
ISBN: 0807825956 9780807825952 0807849111 9780807849118
OCLC Number: 44727813
Description: xv, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: An experiment in republicanism --
Designs of the monied gentry --
Toward a national republican alternative --
The problems with state initiatives --
The "progress" of consolidation --
Spoiling internal improvements --
State initiatives again --
Into the railway age --
Designs of a new monied gentry.
Responsibility: John Lauritz Larson.
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An original reexamination of a major issue in nineteenth-century American history, based on primary sources and written with lucidity and verve. (Daniel Walker Howe, Oxford University) Larson has Read more...

 
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