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Western river transportation : the era of early internal development, 1810-1860

Author: Erik F Haites; James Mak; Gary M Walton
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1975.
Series: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 93rd ser., 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes information on barges, construction, flatboats, keelboats, freight, passengers, routes, steamboats, tonnage, Trans-Appalachian West, etc.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Haites, Erik F.
Western river transportation.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, [1975]
(OCoLC)647068578
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik F Haites; James Mak; Gary M Walton
ISBN: 0801816815 9780801816819
OCLC Number: 1341388
Description: xi, 209 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: River transportation in the Ante-bellum West --
An historical sketch of western river transportation before the Civil War --
Competition on the Trunk Rivers --
Expansion along the tributaries --
Steamboats and the great productivity surge --
The persistence and demise of old technologies --
Government in western river transportation before 1860 --
Summary and new interpretations.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins University studies in historical and political science, 93rd ser., 2.
Responsibility: Erik F. Haites, James Mak, and Gary M. Walton.

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Includes information on barges, construction, flatboats, keelboats, freight, passengers, routes, steamboats, tonnage, Trans-Appalachian West, etc.

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