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Wedding of the Waters

The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation

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Wedding of the Waters by Peter L Bernstein
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The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity. Best-selling author Peter Bernstein presents the story of the canal's construction against the larger tableau of America in the first quarter-century of the 1800s. Examining the social, political, and economic ramifications of this mammoth project, Bernstein demonstrates how the canal's creation helped prevent the dismemberment of the American empire and knit the sinews of the American industrial revolution. Featuring a rich cast of characters, including not only political visionaries like Washington, Jefferson, van Buren, and the architect's most powerful champion, Governor DeWitt Clinton, but also a huge platoon of Irish diggers as well as the canal's first travelers, Wedding of the Waters reveals that the twenty-first-century themes of urbanization, economic growth, and globalization can all be traced to the first great macroengineering venture of American history.

Author Biography

Peter L. Bernstein (1919-2009), the financial historian, wrote nine books, including the worldwide bestseller Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk.
Release date NZ
February 17th, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
20 illustrations
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
464
Dimensions
140x211x30
ISBN-13
9780393327953
Product ID
3152965

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