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Transportation in America before 1876

Anderson, Patricia. The Course of Empire: The Erie Canal and the New York Landscape, 1825-1875. Rochester, N.Y.: Memorial Art Gallery of University of Rochester, 1984.

Bain, David Haward. Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad. New York: Viking, 1999.

Davidson, Janet F., and Michael S. Sweeney. On the Move: Transportation and the American Story. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Press, 2003.

Howard, Thomas Frederick. Sierra Crossing: First Roads to California. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Hunter, Louis C. Steamboats on the Western Rivers: An Economic and Technological History. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1949.

Labaree, Benjamin W., et al. America and the Sea: A Maritime History. Mystic, Conn.: Mystic Seaport, 1998.

Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1964.

Shaw, Ronald E. Canals for a Nation: The Canal Era in the United States, 1790-1860. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1990.

Shaw, Ronald E. Erie Water West: A History of the Erie Canal, 1792-1854. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1966.

Stover, John F. American Railroads. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961.

Taylor, George Rogers. The Transportation Revolution 1815-1860. New York: Rinehart, 1951.

Withuhn, William L., ed. Rails across America: A History of Railroads in North America. New York: Smithmark, 1993.

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