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Chenangoes: The Replanning of Freight Flows in New York City

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/9780262029339.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

The preceding chapters of the book are primarily focused on rural or inter-urban transportation. This final chapter suggests that, at least in some places, top-down fears of patterns of subversive ... More


Introduction

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Beginning in 1945 and for almost thirty years thereafter, the Port of New York was the site of intense class conflict. Striking longshoremen frequently battled the shipping companies, the police, ... More


Built to Last Forever

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the various successes of the Holland Tunnel. It argues that despite being over three years behind schedule and more than $20 million over budget, the tunnel achieved its primary ... More


Conclusion Class and Power: A View from the Docks

William J. Mello

in New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034898
eISBN:
9780813038681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034898.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite the dockworkers' increasing capacity over the years to impose heavy financial losses on shipping elites and political pressure on state and federal authorities, the waterfront rank-and-file ... More


Immigration, Intelligence, and the Public Health Service

Richardson John T. E.

in Howard Andrew Knox: Pioneer of Intelligence Testing at Ellis Island

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231141680
eISBN:
9780231512114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231141680.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the issues of immigration and intelligence that had arisen in the United States between 1880 and 1912, a period of increasing public clamor and concern that mentally deficient ... More


“Shut it down! Shut it down!”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts how, in the face of the massive incident of 9/11, the shared purpose and common ties that connect mariners of all types ruled the day as the different agencies cooperated with ... More


September 11, 2016

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses the overwhelming task of building up Coast Guard security operations after the 9/11 attacks. A decade and a half later, the new captain of the port, Captain Michael Day said ... More


“Okay, I am in charge.”

Jessica DuLong

in Saved at the Seawall: Stories from the September 11 Boat Lift

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781501759123
eISBN:
9781501759130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501759123.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts how, on September 13 at 8 a.m., the Coast Guard reopened the Port of New York and New Jersey, with significant restrictions in place. Commercial and vessel movements required ... More


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