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Erie: The Canal That Made America

Learn how a young nation broke through with its first, and greatest, national public works project.


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The Erie Canal released the promise of a new nation. The canal's impact on America and beyond is comparable to the global impact of the Internet. lt transformed the national patterns of immigration and commerce, created the financial capital of the world, left the Mississippi and the port of New Orleans in the dust of its immediate success, and transported new ideas and social movements.

Erie: The Canal That Made America

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Aired: 2017-09-11 12:00:00 0:30 Rating: TV-G

This documentary marks the bicentennial of the start of construction of the Erie Canal.