The Paths of Inland Commerce; A Chronicle of Trail, Road, and Waterway
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The Paths of Inland Commerce; A Chronicle of Trail, Road, and Waterway

By Archer Butler Hulbert
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A survey of American development as it is bound up with the history of transportation. Covers the early methods such as wagoner, pack-horseman, riverman and canal boatman, thru the perfection of the steamboat and the beginnings of the modern railroads.

Table of Contents
  • THE PATHS OF INLAND COMMERCE,
    • A CHRONICLE OF TRAIL, ROAD, AND WATERWAY
    • Contents
    • PREFACE
  • THE PATHS OF INLAND COMMERCE
    • CHAPTER I. The Man Who Caught The Vision
    • CHAPTER II. The Red Man's Trail
    • CHAPTER III. The Mastery Of The Rivers
    • CHAPTER IV. A Nation On Wheels
    • CHAPTER V. The Flatboat Age
    • CHAPTER VI. The Passing Show Of 1800
    • CHAPTER VII. The Birth Of The Steamboat
    • CHAPTER VIII. The Conquest Of The Alleghanies
    • CHAPTER IX. The Dawn Of The Iron Age
    • CHAPTER X. THE PATHWAY OF THE LAKES
    • CHAPTER XI. The Steamboat And The West
    • BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
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