Wedding Of The Waters

The Erie Canal And The Making Of A Great Nation

by Peter L. Bernstein

Hardcover, 448 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $24.95 | purchase

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Title
Wedding Of The Waters
Subtitle
The Erie Canal And The Making Of A Great Nation
Author
Peter L. Bernstein

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A history of the Erie Canal's construction and subsequent influence on American geography profiles the nation in the first quarter-century of the 1800s, demonstrating how the canal's creation impacted the industrial revolution and citing the contributions of such figures as Washington, Jefferson, and van Buren. 70,000 first printing.