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Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements, and American Public Policy, 1821-1860

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In Troubled Waters, Paul F. Paskoff offers a comprehensive examination of the federal government's river improvements program, which aimed to reduce hazards to navigation on the great rivers of America's interior during the early and mid-nineteenth century. Danger on the rivers came in a variety of forms. Shoals, rapids, ice, rocks, sandbars, and uprooted trees and submerg ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Louisiana State University Press
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