New York's Erie Canal, 1st Edition

  • Patricia Drake
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  • ISBN-10: 1477772928
  • ISBN-13: 9781477772928
  • DDC: 386.480974
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 7th Grade
  • 24 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This fascinating book, based on current research, scrutinizes the Erie Canal and the pivotal role it played in shaping the economic, geographic, and political growth of New York State. Explores the planning, building, and success of this historic canal. Demonstrates how existing towns expanded and new towns grew along the canal. The text provides students with a hands-on look at how the canal was built, the impact it had on commerce, how people use it today, and its far-reaching influence on the development of New York State.

Features and Benefits

  • Primary sources, photographs, and maps help readers grasp the significance of the canal and the how it helped shaped New York State and the country.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Opening up the West.
2: Clinton's Ditch.
3: Hard Labor.
4: Bridges and Locks.
5: Historic Lockport.
6: Open for Business.
7: Clinton's “Grand Canal”.
8: The Canal Age.
9: “Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal”.
10: The Erie Canal Today.
Primary Source List.