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Steamboats on the Western rivers : an economic and technological history

Author: Louis C Hunter; ACLS Humanities E-Book (Organization)
Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1949.
Series: Studies in economic history (Cambridge, Mass.)
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Definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development: its construction, equipment and operation; the organization and conduct of steamboat transportation as a business enterprise; the hazards and amenities of shipboard life; steamboat races on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; collisions, explosions and fires; the rise of competition; the ultimate decline, and much more.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hunter, Louis C.
Steamboats on the Western rivers.
Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1949
(OCoLC)586153980
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis C Hunter; ACLS Humanities E-Book (Organization)
OCLC Number: 2584869
Description: xiii, 684 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Studies in economic history (Cambridge, Mass.)
Responsibility: by Louis C. Hunter with the assistance of Beatrice Jones Hunter.

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Definitive account covers every aspect of steamboat's development: its construction, equipment and operation; the organization and conduct of steamboat transportation as a business enterprise; the hazards and amenities of shipboard life; steamboat races on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; collisions, explosions and fires; the rise of competition; the ultimate decline, and much more.

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