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Troubled waters : steamboat disasters, river improvements, and American public policy, 1821-1860 / Paul F. Paskoff.

Author/Creator:
Paskoff, Paul F.
Publication:
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Mississippi River -- Navigation -- History -- 19th century.
Inland navigation -- Middle West -- Safety measures -- History -- 19th century.
River engineering -- Government policy -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
River engineering -- United States -- Finance -- History -- 19th century.
Steamboat disasters -- United States -- Prevention -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1815-1861.
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-311) and index.
ISBN:
9780807132685 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807132683 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC:
82470410
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