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Erie: The Canal That Made America

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The Erie Canal released the promise of a new nation. The canal’s impact on America and beyond is comparable to the global impact of the Internet. lt transformed the national patterns of immigration and commerce, created the financial capital of the world, left the Mississippi and the port of New Orleans in the dust of its immediate success, and transported new ideas and social movements.

Erie: The Canal That Made America

Erie: The Canal That Made America

This documentary marks the bicentennial of the start of construction The Erie Canal, the United... More

This documentary marks the bicentennial of the start of construction The Erie Canal, the United States’ first great technical innovation and a gateway to prominence.

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