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Author Kotar, S. L

Title The steamboat era : a history of Fulton's Folly on American rivers, 1807-1860 / S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler

Publisher Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2009

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Table of Contents
1The "Invention of the Devil"5
2Keelboats and Barges: The "Arks" of the New World16
3Onward to the "Father of Waters": The Fulton-Livingston Patent22
4The Meschasipi - Or Is That the "Mississipi"?29
5"St. Looy" and the Upper Mississippi41
6A World Unto Their Own: The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers58
7Navigating the Inland Western Waterways72
8The Trades and the Trade-Offs77
9Economic Conditions During the Steamboat Era88
10Making Money on the Rivers100
11Man Overboard! Steamboat Disasters on Western Waterways116
12The Steamboat Race Is On!137
13The Development of Steamboat Crews145
14Deckhands: A Distinctive Class of Casual Workers167
15Steamboat Gothic: The Florid and the Ornate177
16"My satisfaction was complete": First-Class Passengers186
17Steamboat Diversions197
18"Just the bar' necessities, ma'am"206
19The Nameless Masses: Deck Passengers217
20An International Incident223
21Potions, Purging and Practitioners230
22(In)Famous Steamboat Cities245
23The Roaring '50s: The Railroads Come Calling259
Appendix AGlossary265
Appendix BOriginal Accounts of Steamboat Disasters277
 Bibliography293
 Index297
Call # VM461 .K645 2009
Descript viii, 299 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
"First-hand accounts of steamboat accidents, races, business records and river improvements are collected here to reveal the culture and economy of the early to mid-1800s, as well as the daily routines of crew and passengers. A glossary of steamboat terms and a collection of contemporary accounts of accidents round out this history of the riverboat era"--Provided by publisher
Subject Steamboats -- United States -- History -- 19th century
River steamers -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Add Author Gessler, J. E
Toc Data 1 The "Invention of the Devil" 5
2 Keelboats and Barges: The "Arks" of the New World 16
3 Onward to the "Father of Waters": The Fulton-Livingston Patent 22
4 The Meschasipi - Or Is That the "Mississipi"? 29
5 "St. Looy" and the Upper Mississippi 41
6 A World Unto Their Own: The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers 58
7 Navigating the Inland Western Waterways 72
8 The Trades and the Trade-Offs 77
9 Economic Conditions During the Steamboat Era 88
10 Making Money on the Rivers 100
11 Man Overboard! Steamboat Disasters on Western Waterways 116
12 The Steamboat Race Is On! 137
13 The Development of Steamboat Crews 145
14 Deckhands: A Distinctive Class of Casual Workers 167
15 Steamboat Gothic: The Florid and the Ornate 177
16 "My satisfaction was complete": First-Class Passengers 186
17 Steamboat Diversions 197
18 "Just the bar' necessities, ma'am" 206
19 The Nameless Masses: Deck Passengers 217
20 An International Incident 223
21 Potions, Purging and Practitioners 230
22 (In)Famous Steamboat Cities 245
23 The Roaring '50s: The Railroads Come Calling 259
Appendix A Glossary 265
Appendix B Original Accounts of Steamboat Disasters 277
Bibliography 293
Index 297
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