Abstract

The mid-nineteenth century witnessed a revolution in steam transportation. This essay considers how innovations in transport transformed North America's politics and economics, with special focus given to the imperial formations and structures that accompanied the introduction of new systems of steam infrastructure. The essay also considers opposition to steam transport, arguing that conflicts over infrastructure left their mark on the era's national and transnational politics.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2159-9807
Print ISSN
2154-4727
Pages
pp. 620-647
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-31
Open Access
No
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