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n.1.The occupation or business of running a steamboat, or of transporting merchandise, passengers, etc., by steamboats.
2.(Bookbinding) The shearing of a pile of books which are as yet uncovered, or out of boards.
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Gudmestad is not given to rigorous analytical formulations, but his book provides a readable survey of major social and economic aspects of Southern steamboating in the antebellum era, such as entrepreneurship, labor, social distinctions in accommodations, trends in safety and speed, and the impact of river improvements on political coalitions.
One such incident was experienced by Captain Samuel Howard, the father of steamboating in Georgia.
NAVIGATING THE MISSOURI: STEAMBOATING ON NATURE'S HIGHWAY 1819-1935 offers a complete history of steamboating for any interested in American history and transportation.