Reminiscences Of The Last Sixty Five Years Commencing With The Battle Of Lexington Also Sketches Of His Own Life And Times By E S Thomas Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : Ebenezer S. THOMAS
Publisher :
Release : 1840
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Ebenezer Smith Thomas
Publisher :
Release : 1840
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Thomas Warren Field
Publisher :
Release : 1875
Page : 376
Category : America
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1840
Page :
Category : United States
ISBN 13 :
Description :


Vols. 1-3, 5-8 contain the political and literary portions; v. 4 the historical register department, of the numbers published from Oct. 1837 to Dec. 1840.


Author : Connecticut Historical Society
Publisher :
Release : 1889
Page : 114
Category : Connecticut
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Ebenezer Smith Thomas
Publisher :
Release : 1840
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Robert Clarke & Co
Publisher :
Release : 1878
Page : 326
Category : America
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Alfred Small Manson
Publisher :
Release : 1899
Page :
Category : United States
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Robert Clarke & Co
Publisher :
Release : 1886
Page : 331
Category : America
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1840
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Ebenezer Smith Thomas
Publisher :
Release : 1840
Page :
Category : Europe
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1886
Page :
Category : America
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Clarke, firm, booksellers, Cincinnati
Publisher :
Release : 1886
Page : 331
Category : America
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1845
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1845
Page :
Category : American periodicals
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1845
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Charles Fenno Hoffman
Timothy Flint
Publisher :
Release : 1845
Page :
Category : American periodicals
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1872
Page :
Category : American literature
ISBN 13 :
Description :



Author : Paul F. Paskoff
Publisher : LSU Press
Release : 2007-12-01
Page : 344
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0807155039
Description :


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 submerged steamboat wrecks lodged in river beds were the most common perils and accounted for the largest number of steamboat disasters. This daunting array of river hazards required a similarly broad range of efforts to remove or at least ameliorate them. Against a variety of obstacles -- natural, political, and technological -- the river improvements program succeeded in reducing the rate of steamboat loss, even as steamboat traffic dramatically increased. Its success, Paskoff argues, demonstrates that the federal government was far more active than generally thought in promoting economic growth and development in the years leading up to the Civil War.The river improvements program was one of the most volatile issues in national, sectional, and state politics, touching on questions of economic development, constitutional law, partisan politics, and sectional rivalry. Paskoff examines the controversial program from its beginnings during the early republic to 1844, giving careful attention to the policies of Andrew Jackson's administration. He explores the array of objections to the program -- some grounded in a strict interpretation of the Constitution and others in a concern over alleged federal wantonness, corruption, and waste -- and follows the political story through the administration of James K. Polk forward to secession. Paskoff also explains the fiscal, economic, and technological aspects of the hazard problem and its solution, analyzing the federal government's fiscal condition, its capacity to undertake such an ambitious program, and the influence of conditions in the larger economy, including effects of the Mexican War, upon the federal government's finances.Paskoff's lively analysis rests on a bedrock of impressive quantitative evidence, including databases containing every documented steamboat wreck -- more than 1,200 -- on American rivers, lakes, and coastal waters; construction and engine data for more than 600 steamboat packets; and all relevant federal appropriations and expenditures measures, more than 2,300 spending projects in all. Vigorously researched and vividly told, Troubled Waters is an essential contribution to the history of internal improvements in the antebellum United States.


Author : David Franklin Houston
Publisher :
Release : 1896
Page : 169
Category : Nullification
ISBN 13 :
Description :