A provocative analysis of labor, social, and transportation history in our early national period.
(Journal of Southern History
Extremely valuable... Well conceived, researched, and written.
(Journal of Social History
Way's study of canal work and workers has filled a major empty spot in economic history.
(Journal of Economic History
A major addition to the study of North American canals, describing who dug them, how they were dug, and under what conditions of labor.
About the Author
Peter Way is Lecturer in American History, School of English and American Studies, University of Sussex.