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The First Searchers Look in the Wrong Places, 1847

Roger M. McCoy

in On the Edge: Mapping North America's Coasts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199744046
eISBN:
9780190254407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199744046.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on John Franklin's ill-fated expedition of 1845 and the search and rescue operations that were launched when the ships and men of the voyage never returned. John Ross expressed ... More


Introduction: Thirty-Five Seconds

Beverly Bell

in Fault Lines: Views across Haiti's Divide

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452123
eISBN:
9780801468322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452123.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book offers an account of the first year after the Haitian earthquake of 2010, focusing on the deep fault lines caused by the disaster on the society, economy, and polity. Drawing on interviews ... More


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