Canals For A Nation

Author: Ronald E. Shaw
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813145813
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Canals For A Nation from the Author: Ronald E. Shaw. All but forgotten except as a part of nostalgic lore, American canals during the first half of the nineteenth century provided a transportation network that was vital to the development of the new nation. They lowered transportation costs, carried a vast grain trade from western farms to eastern ports, delivered Pennsylvania coal to New York, and carried thousands of passengers at what seemed effortless speed. Along their courses sprang up new towns and cities and with them new economic growth. Canals for a Nation brings together in one volume a survey of all the major American canals. Here are accounts of innovative engineering, of near heroic figures who devoted their lives to canals, and of canal projects that triumphed over all the uncertainties of the political process.

A Photo Album Of Ohio S Canal Era 1825 1913

Author: Jack Gieck
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873383530
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A Photo Album Of Ohio S Canal Era 1825 1913 from the Author: Jack Gieck. Uses period photographs to document life along the Ohio & Erie and Miami & Erie canals, shows the structure and operation of the locks, and describes those who worked on the canals

Internal Improvement

Author: John Lauritz Larson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807875643
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Internal Improvement from the Author: John Lauritz Larson. When the people of British North America threw off their colonial bonds, they sought more than freedom from bad government: most of the founding generation also desired the freedom to create and enjoy good, popular, responsive government. This book traces the central issue on which early Americans pinned their hopes for positive government action--internal improvement. The nation's early republican governments undertook a wide range of internal improvement projects meant to assure Americans' security, prosperity, and enlightenment--from the building of roads, canals, and bridges to the establishment of universities and libraries. But competitive struggles eventually undermined the interstate and interregional cooperation required, and the public soured on the internal improvement movement. Jacksonian politicians seized this opportunity to promote a more libertarian political philosophy in place of activist, positive republicanism. By the 1850s, the United States had turned toward a laissez-faire system of policy that, ironically, guaranteed more freedom for capitalists and entrepreneurs than ever envisioned in the founders' revolutionary republicanism.

The Horrors Of The Half Known Life

Author: G.J. Barker-Benfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135959862
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The Horrors Of The Half Known Life from the Author: G.J. Barker-Benfield. Now a classic in the field, The Horrors of the Half-Known Life is an important foundational text in the construction of masculinity, female identity, and the history of midwivery.

Canal Fever

Author: Lynn Metzger
Publisher: Kent State Univ Pr
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Canal Fever from the Author: Lynn Metzger. Combining original essays based on the past, present, and future of the Ohio & Erie Canal, Canal Fever showcases the research and writing of the best and most knowledgeable canal historians, archaeologists, and enthusiasts. Each contributor brings his or her expertise to tell the canal's story in three parts: the canal era - the creation of the canal and its importance to Ohio's early growth; the canal's decline - the decades when the canal was merely a ditch and path in backyards all over northeast Ohio; and finally the rediscovery of this old transportation system and its transformation into a popular recreational resource, the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Included are many voices from the past, such as canalers, travelers, and immigrants, stories of canal use through various periods, and current interviews with many individuals involved in the recent revitalization of the canal. Accompanying the essays are a varied and interesting selection of photographs of sites, events, and people, as well as original maps and drawings by artist Chuck Ayers. Canal Fever takes a broad approach to the canal and what it has meant to Ohio from its original function in the state's growth its present-day function in revitalizing our region. Canal buffs, historians, educators, engineers, and those interested in urban revitalization will appreciate its extensive use of primary source materials and will welcome this comprehensive collection.


Author: Andrew Robert Lee Cayton
Publisher: Ohio State University Press
ISBN: 9780814208991
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Ohio from the Author: Andrew Robert Lee Cayton. "As the state of Ohio prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2003, Andrew R. L. Cayton offers an account of ways in which diverse citizens have woven its history. Ohio: The History of a People, centers around the many stories Ohioans have told about life in their state."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Ohio S Grand Canal

Author: Terry K. Woods
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Ohio S Grand Canal from the Author: Terry K. Woods. The entire history of Ohio's canal system is detailed in a study that ranges from the events leading up to construction in the early nineteenth century to the canals' legal abandonment in 1929. Original.

Music In Ohio

Author: William Osborne
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873387750
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Music In Ohio from the Author: William Osborne. Music has played an important role in Ohio's cultural vitality. This work offers a comprehensive look at music as it has been practised in Ohio from the 18th century onwards, from folk to jazz to rock to the polka. It also examines the music of the Moravians, Mormons, and Welsh.

The Anti Rent Era In New York Law And Politics 1839 1865

Author: Charles W. McCurdy
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807860875
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The Anti Rent Era In New York Law And Politics 1839 1865 from the Author: Charles W. McCurdy. A compelling blend of legal and political history, this book chronicles the largest tenant rebellion in U.S. history. From its beginning in the rural villages of eastern New York in 1839 until its collapse in 1865, the Anti-Rent movement impelled the state's governors, legislators, judges, and journalists, as well as delegates to New York's bellwether constitutional convention of 1846, to wrestle with two difficult problems of social policy. One was how to put down violent tenant resistance to the enforcement of landlord property and contract rights. The second was how to abolish the archaic form of land tenure at the root of the rent strike. Charles McCurdy considers the public debate on these questions from a fresh perspective. Instead of treating law and politics as dependent variables--as mirrors of social interests or accelerators of social change--he highlights the manifold ways in which law and politics shaped both the pattern of Anti-Rent violence and the drive for land reform. In the process, he provides a major reinterpretation of the ideas and institutions that diminished the promise of American democracy in the supposed "golden age" of American law and politics.

The Hocking Valley Railway

Author: Edward H. Miller
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821416588
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The Hocking Valley Railway from the Author: Edward H. Miller. The Hocking Valley Railway traces the journey of a company that began in 1867 as the Columbus and Hocking Valley, built to haul coal from Athens to Columbus. Extensions of the line and consolidation of several branches ultimately created the Columbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo. This was a 345-mile railway, extending from the Lake Erie port of Toledo through Columbus, and on to the Ohio River port of Pomeroy. The history of the Hocking Valley, as with other railroads, is one of boom times and depression. By the 1920s, the Hocking fields were largely depleted, and the mass of track south of Columbus became a backwater, while the Toledo Division boomed. The corporate name has been gone for more than three quarters of a century, but the Hocking Valley lives on as an integral part of railroad successor CSX. Historians and railroad enthusiasts will find much to savor in the story of this ever-changing company and the managers who ran it. The Hocking Valley Railway, complete with more than 150 photographs and illustrations, also documents a historic transformation in Midwest transportation from slow canalboats to speedy railcars.