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1815-1850: Communications

1815-1850: Chapter Four: Communications

by J. JACOB JONES

CONTENTS

CHRONOLOGY 100

OVERVIEW 105

TOPICS IN THE NEWS

Bridges 106

The McCalls Ferry Bridge 108

Canals 108

The Clipper Ships 110

The Erie Canal 111

Flatboats and Keelboats 113

Mike Fink 113

A National Road System 115

Newspapers and Magazines 116

The Great Moon Hoax 117

Packet Lines 119

The Plank-Road Craze 121

Post Office 122

The Great Postal Campaign 122

Railroads 122

The Annihilation of Space and Time 124

Stagecoach Lines 125

Steamboats 126

Explosion of the Moselle 127

The Telegraph 128

HEADLINE MAKERS

Horace Greeley 129

Samuel F. B. Morse 130

Henry M. Shreve 131

Ithiel Town 133

Cornelius Vanderbilt 134

PUBLICATIONS 135

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