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Author Bernstein, Peter L.
Title Wedding of the waters : the Erie Canal and the making of a great nation / Peter L. Bernstein.
Imprint New York ; London : W. W. Norton, 2006.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  HE396.E6 B47 2006    AVAILABLE


Call # HE396.E6 B47 2006
Phys. Description 448 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: "Does It Not Seem Like Magic?" -- The Visionaries -- Smooth Sailing -- Hudson's Wrong Turn -- Washington's Pivot -- Canal Maniacs -- "A Canal to the Moon" -- The Action Begins -- The Sublime Spectacle -- The Extravagant Proposal -- The Expedition -- War and Peace -- The Shower of Gold -- The Creation -- Digging the Ditch -- Boom, Bust, Bonds -- Rude Invective -- Unwearied Zeal -- The Stupendous Path -- A Noble Work -- The Pageant of Power -- The Wedding of the Waters -- After the Wedding -- No Charge for Births -- The Prodigious Artery -- The Granary of the World.
Subject Erie Canal (N.Y.)
United States -- Economic conditions.
ISBN 0393327957 (pbk.)
9780393327953 (pbk.)