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Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Jacob Shell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.001.0001
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

What sorts of transportation technologies and methods of conveyance have political regimes associated with the movement of weapons, papers, or people for political subversion and revolt? In an era ... More


Transportation

Robert E. Gallman and Paul W. Rhode

in Capital in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226633114
eISBN:
9780226633251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633251.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter details Gallman’s estimation of the current value and constant (1860) value capital stock on a decadal basis from 1840 to 1900 for the Transportation sector. It covers, in turn, ... More


Coal, Canals, Railways, and Industrial Cities

Robert B. Gordon and Patrick M. Malone

in The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195058857
eISBN:
9780197561089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195058857.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, North American Archaeology

During the decades after the 1820s, Americans reshaped the industrial landscape by gradually substituting coal for the wood and flowing water they were ... More


Fuel and Materials

Robert B. Gordon and Patrick M. Malone

in The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195058857
eISBN:
9780197561089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195058857.003.0014
Subject:
Archaeology, North American Archaeology

As American entrepreneurs enlarged their undertakings and began to shift them from waterpowered shops in the countryside to factories in the cities, they ... More


Fly-Boaters, Filibusters, and Canals

Jacob Shell

in Transportation and Revolt: Pigeons, Mules, Canals, and the Vanishing Geographies of Subversive Mobility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029339
eISBN:
9780262330404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029339.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter begins with a question which has long been of interest to many transportation historians and historical geographers: why did the canal era end in the British North Atlantic political ... More


The Challenge of New Markets and Techniques

Robert B. Gordon

in A Landscape Transformed: The Ironmaking District of Salisbury, Connecticut

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195128185
eISBN:
9780197561393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195128185.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Ironmakers in the Middle Atlantic states used canals and railways to reduce costs and expand the scale of production with new techniques based on mineral-coal fuel ... More


Postbellum America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

One of the earliest historians of the Civil War saw it as a fundamental clash between the peoples of different latitudes. Climate had made the antebellum ... More


The Strength of This Country: Securing and Rebuilding the State in the Revolutionary Era

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the several ways that black Carolinians helped transform South Carolina into a modern independent state during the American Revolution and in the years immediately following its ... More


New Insights on the Woodland and Mississippi Periods of West-Peninsular Florida

George M. Luer

in New Histories of Pre-Columbian Florida

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049366
eISBN:
9780813050140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049366.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Dynamic Woodland and Mississippian societies flourished across west-peninsular Florida, an integral part of the Southeast. Native people constructed spaces for social, political, and economic ... More


The Role of Coastal Shipping in UK Transport: An Estimate of Comparative Traffic Movements in 1910

John Armstrong

in The Vital Spark: The British Coastal Trade, 1700-1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497308
eISBN:
9781786944542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497308.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter aims to estimate the amount of work performed by the coastal shipping industry in 1910 in relation to the rail and canal transport counterparts. It examines the services offered by the ... More


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