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Walden, Cape Cod, and the Duty of the Coast Survey

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first superintendent of the Coast Survey was Swiss-born mathematician Ferdinand Hassler, who directed the project from its inception in 1816 until his death in 1843. Hassler was one of the most ... More


Henry Thoreau and the Reverend Poluphloisboios Thalassa

Joel Porte

in Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Henry Thoreau's anxieties about fathoming things, focusing on his Cape Cod. It discusses Thoreau's elementary interest in and attraction to water. It explains what Thoreau ... More


The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Andrew Lipman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book presents the previously untold story of how the ocean became a “frontier” between colonists and Indians. When the English and Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of coast ... More


Motion Picture Pioneers of America

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the success of Norman Jewison and Hal Ashby's collaboration in the film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. The film was based on Nathaniel Benchley's book The ... More


Artifacts That Talk Like Pirates: Jolly Roger Iconography and Archaeological Sites

Kenneth J. Kinkor

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In recent decades, the historiography of piracy has focussed on how pirates have acted as sub-cultures within larger social units. This is reflected, in part, by their use of symbols, such as the ... More


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