Artificial River. The Erie Canal and the Paradox of
Progress, 1817-1862 by Carol Sheriff.
Sheriff used the canals
collection extensively as a 1991-1992 Peterson fellow.
For this study, Sheriff was awarded the 1996 New York State Historical
prize for the best
manuscript on New York state history and the 1996 Award for Excellence in
using the holdings of the New York State Architecture. It was published in
Hill & Wang, New York.
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