The Erie Canal: Linking the Great Lakes (Milestones in

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In the 1840s there was a huge boom in building railways and most towns in Britain were connected. By late spring 1853, Jewett had produced about 310,000 copies of Stowe's text, in various editions, but at that point demand came to an unexpected halt. * No more copies were produced for many years, and if, as is claimed, Abraham Lincoln greeted Stowe in 1862 as "the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war," the work had effectively been out of print for many years. * Jewett, who I believe played an important role in its success through his promotional efforts (he later claimed to have spent many thousands of dollars in advertising), may in the end have made very little profit from the book's publication.

Pages: 133

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub (L); Library Binding edition (January 2009)

ISBN: 1604130261

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