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Holland as a Body Politic, I: The Habsburg Era, to 1567

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Was Holland a mere collection of towns? Or was it a body politic? Clearly it was both. Towns were divided not just by local rivalries but by repeated clashes over the inland waterway: while cities ... More


Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This enlightening study employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused ... More


Prologue The Colombian Caribbean: An Overview

Eduardo Posada-Carbó

in The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History 1870-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206286
eISBN:
9780191677069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206286.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Colombian Caribbean, defined here by the borders of the former sovereign states of Bolivar and Magdalena, covers an area of 132,279 square kilometres, or more than 11 percent of the national ... More


Public Works Administration

Chŏng Yagyong

in Admonitions on Governing the People: Manual for All Administrators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260917
eISBN:
9780520947702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260917.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This part of the text presents the English translation of six chapters in Book X of Mongmin simsŏ on administration for district magistrates. The chapters discuss the following: cultivating and ... More


Lost in the Labyrinth

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Venice is a confusing maze made up of twin grids of alleys and waterways seemingly laid down without the slightest regard for sense or reason. Tourists tend to visit two of Venice's secondary tourist ... More


The Floating Signifier

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

What has by now become the classic entrance into Venice is all water: a drive or a train ride takes one across the Lagoon on the Ponte della Libertà and then the Linea 1 vaporetto completes the trip, ... More


Dangerous Waters

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The notion that Venetian waterways are both putrescent and dangerous is one of the most widely held stereotypes about the city. Even in an era when metropolises like London and Paris were renowned ... More


River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Daniel McCool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, and also narrates the second, ... More


Frontier, Market, and Environmental Crisis

Benjamin Heber Johnson

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300115505
eISBN:
9780300227765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115505.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses how a society's vision of apocalypse reflects its fundamental fears and values. The prevalence and the content of these visions suggest a number of important aspects of ... More


Institutional Conquest: Bureaucratic Impacts

Ellen E. Wohl

in Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the intervention of the federal government in river processes. The 1928 Flood Control Act, with $300 million in federal funds, made flood control in the lower Mississippi ... More


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