By Ronald E. Shaw

All yet forgotten other than as part of nostalgic lore, American canals in the course of the first half the 19th century supplied a transportation community that was once important to the improvement of the hot state. They diminished transportation expenditures, carried an enormous grain exchange from western farms to japanese ports, introduced Pennsylvania coal to long island, and carried hundreds of thousands of passengers at what appeared easy velocity. alongside their classes sprang up new cities and towns and with them new monetary progress.
Canals for a kingdom brings jointly in a single quantity a survey of all of the significant American canals. listed below are money owed of leading edge engineering, of close to heroic figures who committed their lives to canals, and of canal tasks that triumphed over the entire uncertainties of the political strategy.

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