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French Representations of Niagara: From Hennepin to Butor

Charles Forsdick

in American Travel and Empire

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311802
eISBN:
9781846315084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311802.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes the writing of Louis de Hennepin from a different perspective, demonstrating in his discussion of the Niagara Falls that Niagara was central to French perceptions of North ... More


American Antiquities Are So Rare: Remembering the War of 1812 on the Niagara Frontier

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines interest in the battlegrounds from the War of 1812 surrounding Niagara Falls. These sites’ proximity to Niagara Falls continues to draw many tourists. Tourists bored by the ... More


Eight Minutes from Freedom

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny: The Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134147
eISBN:
9780813135922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes Cecelia's trip to Niagara Falls with Fanny and explains her decision to escape from slavery. It examines the legal, social, familial, and personal circumstances that influenced ... More


Conservation, Scenery, and the Sustainability of Nature

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Contextualizes Roosevelt’s role as the creator of national parks, wildlife refuges, and national monuments; shows important political connections with Representatives John F. Lacey and others in ... More


Niagara: Colored Marilyns

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Niagara (1953) is in many ways the definitive 1950s color noir. One reason is Marilyn Monroe, whose exorbitant sexuality can be read either as yet another instance of the femme fatale or the ... More


Saratoga! Fiddlesticks!: Mineral Springs and Picturesque Scenery

Rebecca Cawood McIntyre

in Souvenirs of the Old South: Northern Tourism and Southern Mythology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036953
eISBN:
9780813038667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036953.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The images of the United States claimed by southerners began in the North, specifically in travel guides to upstate New York. Although tourists could be found both in the North and the South after ... More


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