Sutcliffe, Andrea. Steam: The Untold Story of America's First Great Invention. Indianapolis: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2004.

John Fitch invented the steamboat and successfully ran it on the Delaware River between Philadelphia and Burlington from 1797-89. Yet his story is forgotten and Robert Fulton is given the credit for his 1807 "invention." Sutcliffe tells Fitch's story and why he is forgotten.

Citation Type: Book

Referenced in:
Pennsylvania and the New Nation
Robert Fulton Birthplace

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