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Internal Improvements in Early Indiana (Volume 5, No. 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R222
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Internal Improvements in Early Indiana (Volume 5, No. 2) (Paperback): Logan Esarey

Internal Improvements in Early Indiana (Volume 5, No. 2) (Paperback)

Logan Esarey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. ERA OF SYSTEMATIC INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS, 1827-'40. 1. The Problem, The People, And The Legislature. Immediately after the War of 1812 there arose in all parts of the United States a demand for internal improvements constructed by the government. The rise of a party favoring this policy is contemporaneous with the admission of Indiana into the Union. The party found its strength among the farmers, and was based on a legitimate economic need. The farmers throughout the nation possessed an abundance of fertile land. Their surplus products were of little value to them; since a large part, and frequently all, of their profits were eaten up in transportation. Naturally, this party was strongest in the Western States. Their markets were the seaboard cities, and the farther west the farmer was, the less valuable was his surplus grain. All the seaboard States, however, were deeply interested in the problem of transportation. Every State from New York south and west was busy from 1816 to 1840 developing and perfecting its own system. Legislators and legislatures were called wise just in proportion to the completeness and inclusiveness of their systems. The history of this period seems like that of an ancient people, so completely have times changed. The migration of hundreds of thousands from the seaboard to the Ohio valley kept the interest in highways unabated. Committees of legislatures, whose States seemed on the point of being deserted, reported that the people were leaving on account of lack of transportation facilities. Every State finally caught the fever, and in the two decades following the close of the War of 1812 they rolled up a combined internal improvement debt aggregating $225,000,000.1 Pennsylvania took the lead in amount, while New York led in...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Logan Esarey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 36
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-59348-9
Categories: Books > Law
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LSN: 0-217-59348-8
Barcode: 9780217593489

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