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The Ohio & Erie Canal: A Glossary of Terms

By: Compiled by Terry K. Woods

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Kent State University Press: 1995

Seller ID: 385225


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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

By: Peter L . Bernstein

Price: $15.95

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co., Inc: 2006

Seller ID: 327957


A SWEEPING WORK of history by Peter L. Bernstein, Wedding of the Waters recounts the revolutionary conception, construction, and completion of the Erie Canal, one of the greatest engineering projects ever undertaken and the crucial link between the Atlantic states and the bounties of the western lands beyond the Appalachian Mountains. This stupendous project was a daunting challenge at every turn, for the financiers and politicians as well as the would-be engineers. With... View more info

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Common Labor: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals, 1780-1860

By: Peter Way

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1997

Seller ID: 855225


Canal construction played a significant role in the rise of industrial America opening up new markets, employing an army of workers, and initiating the ties between capital and government that remain important to this day. The work went forward using simple tools and the brute strength of men and animals, with diggers working twelve-hour days and suffering the ravages of disease and injury. In this highly acclaimed study, Peter Way challenges conventional views of the pa... View more info

The Georgetown Directory for the Year 1830: to which is appended, A Short Description of the Churches, Public Institutions, and the Original Charter of Georgetown, and Extracts of the Laws Pertaining to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company

By: Wesley Pippenger

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P3224


The main section of the directory comprises an alphabetical name listing that includes occupation and location of residence. Due to the absence of house numbers, the addresses are designated as "Water Street near Potomac," or "near Union Tavern," for example.The appendix lists town officers, officers of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, banks and bank officers, a brief history of Georgetown, its churches and schools, and the 1789 act of incorporation... View more info