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The "Norwich Explosion" of 1817: A Local Tragedy of National Significance

John Armstrong and David M. Williams

in The Impact of Technological Change: The Early Steamship in Britain

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497377
eISBN:
9781786944474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497377.003.0013
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter is a case study of the ‘Norwich Explosion’ of 1817, in which an engine boiler on the steamboat Telegraph exploded and caused several crew and passenger deaths. It seeks to distinguish ... More


Corporate Ventures

Andrew W. Kahrl

in Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628721
eISBN:
9781469628745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628721.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Set in turn-of-the-20th century Washington, DC, the chapter shows how racial segregation and black economic exploitation became features of summer leisure enterprises, and tells the story of ... More


Who Is Enslaved?

Hendrik Hartog

in The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640884
eISBN:
9781469640907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640884.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the question of how to know or identify someone as free or enslaved, particularly in a legal culture where enslaved peoples represent an increasingly small percentage of the ... More


The Means and Meanings of Carceral Mobility: U.S. Deportation Trains and the Early Twentieth-Century Deportation Assemblage

Ethan Blue

in Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651231
eISBN:
9781469651262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651231.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how trains and steamboats—the iconic engines of mobility, freedom, and transcontinental connection—also served nativist designs as the new technology for mobile captivity and ... More


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