Document Type


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)


Journal Title

Journal of the Early Republic

Publication Date

Spring 2012


This article discusses the commodification of travel in United States during the 19th Century and the impact created by the rise of canals, steamboats, and commercial railroads.

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Copyright (2012) - Society for Historians of the Early American Republic. All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations used for purposes of scholarly citation, none of this work may be reproduced in any form by any means without written permission from the publisher. For information address the University of Pennsylvania Press, 3905 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4112.