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A history of navigation on Cypress bayou and the lakes / Jacques D. Bagur.

By: Bagur, Jacques D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Denton, Tex. : University of North Texas Press, c2001Description: xii, 821 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1574411357 (cloth : alk. paper); 9781574411355 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Inland navigation -- Louisiana -- Shreveport Region -- History | Inland navigation -- Texas -- Jefferson Region -- History | Shreveport Region (La.) -- History | Jefferson Region (Tex.) -- History | Caddo Lake Region (La. and Tex.) -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: History of navigation on Cypress bayou and the lakes.DDC classification: 386/.5/0976399 Also issued online.
Contents:
Navigation's Natural Setting -- People of the Wilderness -- The Great Raft -- Shreve's Accomplishment -- The Advent of Steamboats: 1840-44 -- The Birth of Jefferson -- The Growth of Commerce: 1845-55 -- Ports and Landings -- The Route -- Early Navigation Improvements -- Wrecks -- The Scope of Trade -- The Prewar Years: 1856-60 -- Wartime Navigation: 1861-65 -- Seasons of Celebration: 1866-71 -- Triumph of the Railroads: 1872-75 -- The Raft Destroyed -- Twilight of the Steamboats -- The Cypress Bayou and Waterway Project -- In Search of a Landing -- Steamboats at Work
Summary: Publisher Fact Sheet Bagur examines water transportation & the natural & socioeconomic factors that affected it in Northwest Louisiana, East Texas, & the Red River.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 789-811) and index.

Ch. 1. Navigation's Natural Setting -- Ch. 2. People of the Wilderness -- Ch. 3. The Great Raft -- Ch. 4. Shreve's Accomplishment -- Ch. 5. The Advent of Steamboats: 1840-44 -- Ch. 6. The Birth of Jefferson -- Ch. 7. The Growth of Commerce: 1845-55 -- Ch. 8. Ports and Landings -- Ch. 9. The Route -- Ch. 10. Early Navigation Improvements -- Ch. 11. Wrecks -- Ch. 12. The Scope of Trade -- Ch. 13. The Prewar Years: 1856-60 -- Ch. 14. Wartime Navigation: 1861-65 -- Ch. 15. Seasons of Celebration: 1866-71 -- Ch. 16. Triumph of the Railroads: 1872-75 -- Ch. 17. The Raft Destroyed -- Ch. 18. Twilight of the Steamboats -- Ch. 19. The Cypress Bayou and Waterway Project -- Ch. 20. In Search of a Landing -- App. A. Steamboats at Work

Publisher Fact Sheet Bagur examines water transportation & the natural & socioeconomic factors that affected it in Northwest Louisiana, East Texas, & the Red River.

Also issued online.

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CHOICE Review

Bagur alternates synthesis and chronicle in this study of steamboat navigation on a regional waterway, which is composed of five bayou lakes and the Red River between Shreveport, Louisiana, and Jefferson, Texas. Drawing from Corps of Engineers reports, the American State Papers, and contemporary accounts, Bagur sketches the hydrologic history of the region--especially the impact of raft, or river debris--and then the development of the packet trade from 1840-80. Although the year-by-year summaries of steamboat activity are somewhat pedestrian, Bagur presents a thorough and clear discussion of the impact of competing railway development and expansion in the latter half of the 19th century; he also discusses the work of the Corps of Engineers, particularly that of Henry Shreve and Earl Woodruff, in clearing the area of rafts, and its subsequent effect on the waterways. The book provides a better perspective on regional shipping issues than more general works such as Canals for a Nation: The Canal Era in the United States, 1770-1860 (CH, Sep'91), and also complements Edith McCall's Conquering the Rivers: Henry Miller Shreve and the Navigation of America's Inland Waterways (CH, Jul'84). Recommended for collections in southern history, history of transportation, or economic history. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. L. S. Cline Southwest Missouri State University

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Jacques D. Bagur is a professional researcher living in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has spent the past twenty-seven years in applied research in various public policy areas, including programs for the Corps of Engineers.

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