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Steamboats on Louisiana's Bayous : a history and directory

Author: Carl A Brasseaux; Keith P Fontenot
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first major study of a slice of the steamboat industry, showcasing a trade critically important to New Orleans's prosperity but largely forgotten in southern historiography until now. Encompassing economic, social, transportation, and environmental history, it captures the period just before the iron horse emerged as America's undisputed master of inland conveyance."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carl A Brasseaux; Keith P Fontenot
ISBN: 0807129755 9780807129753
OCLC Number: 54407437
Description: xi, 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A transportation revolution comes to Louisiana --
Challenges to steamboat navigation in the Bayou country --
Origins of steam navigation in the Bayou country --
Civil War --
Postbellum recovery and a protracted decline.
Responsibility: Carl A. Brasseaux and Keith P. Fontenot.
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"This book is the first major study of a slice of the steamboat industry, showcasing a trade critically important to New Orleans's prosperity but largely forgotten in southern historiography until now. Encompassing economic, social, transportation, and environmental history, it captures the period just before the iron horse emerged as America's undisputed master of inland conveyance."--Jacket.

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