History of Transportation in the United States Before 1860

Peter Smith, 1948. Reprint. Cloth. Facsimile reprint of the original 1917 edition published by the Carnegie Institution of Washington. Light grey cloth, 678 pps. with index and extensive bibliography. five plates (one folding) at rear. Classic work on early American transportation which brought together the work of more than a dozen collaborators whose works (published and unpublished) during the first 15 years of the 20th century. MacGill wove the several works into a cohesive book, elaborating on and adding to them . Among the subjects covered in detail are early trails and roads; tolls and transportation costs on early roads and canals; early land routes in Ohio; river, trail and road traffic in the trans-Appalachian region; waterways in New England; canals and water routes in New York, in Pennsylvania and in the South; plank roads; transportation in the Middle West before railroads; the first railways; railroads in New York, the Mid Atlantic states, the South and the West. A tight, fresh copy, some faint spotting near the edge of the front board. Issued without dust jacket. Fine. Item #D8990

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