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Steamboats Icons of America's Rivers

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ISBN-10: 0747811415

ISBN-13: 9780747811411

Edition: 2012

Authors: Sara Wright

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Paddlewheel riverboat, showboat, sternwheeler, steamboat: call it what you will, but the steamboat revolutionized travel in the 1800s, an era in which young boys dreamed of becoming river pilots and Mark Twain forever memorialized the "Delta Queens" that travelled up and down the Mississippi River. Steamboat enthusiast Sara Wright provides a background into the historical events that made the era perfectly ripe for the development of the steamboat industry in America in this colorful history. Steamboats will look at the people who played key roles in the development of the steam engine and paddle boats, including the important part played by the many African Americans who worked the river.…    
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Confluence
Innovation
The New Orleans
Building a Legacy
Boat Life
Passengers
Further Reading
Places to Visit
Index