Lawrence M. Friedman

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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