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A History of Travel in America [4 volumes]: Showing the Development of Travel and Transportation from the Crude Methods of the Canoe and the Dog-Sled . This Economic Conquest of the Continent

Dunbar, Seymour

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ISBN 10: 0837100631 / ISBN 13: 9780837100630
Published by Greenwood Press, New York, 1968
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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1968 Hardcover illus., facsims., maps. . 4 v. (li, 1529 p.) Former Library book. Bibliography: v. 4, p. 1447-[1481] Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP67472392

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Title: A History of Travel in America [4 volumes]: ...

Publisher: Greenwood Press, New York

Publication Date: 1968

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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1968 four-volume reprint of the 1915 original. Traces the evolution of travel by humans in North America from the days of Indian trails through the development of sophisticated passenger trains, including canoes, pole-boats, pack-trains, stage-coaches, canals, steamboats, wilderness roads, the period when the Cherokees and other Native Americans controlled travel in Georgia (and their overthrow), the Mormon Trail, and the final joining of the Nation at Promontory Point. The author also devotes a serious portion of the book to discussion of the social evolution of travel as exemplified by inns and taverns. 1529 pages with index.

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