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Who really invented the steamboat? : Fulton's Clermont coup

Author: Jack L Shagena
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: James Rumsey; Robert Fulton; Robert Fulton; James Rumsey
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack L Shagena
ISBN: 1591022061 9781591022060
OCLC Number: 54778439
Notes: "A history of the steamboat contributions of William Henry, James Rumsey, John Fitch, Oliver Evans, Nathan Read, Samuel Morey, Robert Fulton, John Stevens, and others."
Description: 441 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1. Perspective and background: 1. The significance of the steamboat : why in America? ; 2. The invention, the inventor, and society ; 3. the steamboat as a system ; 4. Early steamboat experimenters --
part 2. The candidates considered: 5. William Henry (1729-1786) ; 6. James Rumsey (1743-1792) ; 7. John Fitch (1743-1798) ; 8. Oliver Evans (1755-1819) ; 9. Nathan Read (1759-1849) ; 10. Samuel Morey (1762-1843) ; 11. Robert Fulton (1765-1815) ; 12. John Stevens (1749-1838) --
Part 3. Conclusion and afterthoughts : the steamboat inventor --
Epilogue : giving everyone his due --
Appendices. A. Rumsey's water jet steamboat explained ; B. Minimum horsepower to weight examined.
Responsibility: Jack L. Shagena.

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