Courtesy of Library of Congress, "New Tork Canals," The Daily Crescent, 21 December 1849
This article appeared in a New Orleans newspaper in December of 1849. It highlights the growth of shipping on the Erie Canal and the revenue it created. The short article also compares canal shipping with rail shipping alluding to conflict between the two industries.
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- What does the author of the article use to support the quote used from The American Review?
- What does the author say about competition between the canal and the railroad that parallels it? How does the author’s opinion about competition between the canal and the railroad support or take away from the idea that there was conflict over advancements in transportation?
- What do the statistics the author uses tell you about the use of the Erie Canal from 1843 to 1848? Support your answer with evidence from the text.
- What does the author imply about a proposed railroad from New York to the Mississippi River? How is the implication supported by the author?
"New Tork Canals," The Daily Crescent, 21 December 1849. Courtesy of Library of Congress