Harry N. Scheiber

Harry N. Scheiber is the Riesenfeld Chair Professor of Law and History in the School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. Among his previous publications are The State and Freedom of Contract; Inter-Allied Conflicts and the Origins of Modern Ocean Law; American Law and the Constitutional Order; and some 150 articles in journals of history, law, economics, and political science.

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Ohio Canal Era · A Case Study of Government and the Economy, 1820–1861
By Harry N. Scheiber · Foreword by Lawrence M. Friedman

Explores how Ohio — as a “public enterprise state,” creating state agencies and mobilizing public resources for transport innovation and control — led in the process of economic change before the Civil War.

Ohio Canal Era is a classic that ought to be read in every generation. It’s wonderful to have it back in print.”

Charles W. McCurdy, University of Virginia