Samuel Blodgett

The Most Sublime Gift of Heaven

In the early 1800s, America underwent a campaign of infrastructure building. The building of new roads, bridges, and canals were done in a spirit of “national grandeur and individual convenience.” Gordon Wood, Empire of Liberty, 730 quoting¬†Charles G. Haines,¬†Considerations on the Great Western Canal¬†(Brooklyn, 1818), 11. In 1806, Samuel Blodgett, an economist and architect, concluded […]