Overcoming Niagara: Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792-1837

Overcoming Niagara: Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792-1837

by Janet Dorothy Larkin

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Overview

Analyzes the nineteenth century canal age in the Niagara-Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438468242
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janet Dorothy Larkin has taught history at several colleges and universities and specializes in early nineteenth-century American history with a focus on the United States–Canada borderland.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. The “Greatest Display in Nature”: The Niagara−Great Lakes Borderland Region before the War of 1812

3. “As Irresistible as the ‘Cataract of Niagara’ ”: The Erie Canal and the Promises of the North American Canal Age

4. “A Salutary and Desirable Competition”: New York State Influence in the Building of the First Welland Canal

5. The Oswego Canal: “One of the Great Traveling and Commercial Thoroughfares”

6. “The Great Wonder of the Canal”

7. Conclusion

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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