F. Daniel Larkin. Co-published by the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, Erie Canal is divided into five sections. The first part consists of 10 chapters, each containing an essay or essays on a particular subject, accompanied by related primary source documents as illustration. Activities and worksheets make up the second section. The third part is devoted to several document-based questions, and the fourth section provides transcriptions of some of the less legible documents. The final section contains appendixes, including a concise list of documents. Any part of the book may be copied for classroom use. Suggested for ages: 9-14. Carus Publishing, 2001, 303pp. Spiral Bound.