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Holland as a Body Politic, I: The Habsburg Era, to 1567

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Was Holland a mere collection of towns? Or was it a body politic? Clearly it was both. Towns were divided not just by local rivalries but by repeated clashes over the inland waterway: while cities ... More


Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This enlightening study employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused ... More


Prologue The Colombian Caribbean: An Overview

Eduardo Posada-Carbó

in The Colombian Caribbean: A Regional History 1870-1950

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206286
eISBN:
9780191677069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206286.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Colombian Caribbean, defined here by the borders of the former sovereign states of Bolivar and Magdalena, covers an area of 132,279 square kilometres, or more than 11 percent of the national ... More


Public Works Administration

Chŏng Yagyong

in Admonitions on Governing the People: Manual for All Administrators

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520260917
eISBN:
9780520947702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520260917.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This part of the text presents the English translation of six chapters in Book X of Mongmin simsŏ on administration for district magistrates. The chapters discuss the following: cultivating and ... More


Lost in the Labyrinth

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Venice is a confusing maze made up of twin grids of alleys and waterways seemingly laid down without the slightest regard for sense or reason. Tourists tend to visit two of Venice's secondary tourist ... More


The Floating Signifier

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

What has by now become the classic entrance into Venice is all water: a drive or a train ride takes one across the Lagoon on the Ponte della Libertà and then the Linea 1 vaporetto completes the trip, ... More


Dangerous Waters

Robert C. Davis and Garry R. Marvin

in Venice, the Tourist Maze: A Cultural Critique of the World's Most Touristed City

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238039
eISBN:
9780520937802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238039.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The notion that Venetian waterways are both putrescent and dangerous is one of the most widely held stereotypes about the city. Even in an era when metropolises like London and Paris were renowned ... More


Frontier, Market, and Environmental Crisis

Benjamin Heber Johnson

in Escaping the Dark, Gray City: Fear and Hope in Progressive-Era Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300115505
eISBN:
9780300227765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115505.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses how a society's vision of apocalypse reflects its fundamental fears and values. The prevalence and the content of these visions suggest a number of important aspects of ... More


River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Daniel McCool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book chronicles the history of water development agencies in America and the way in which special interests have abused rather than preserved the country's rivers, and also narrates the second, ... More


Institutional Conquest: Bureaucratic Impacts

Ellen E. Wohl

in Disconnected Rivers: Linking Rivers to Landscapes

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103328
eISBN:
9780300127461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103328.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on the intervention of the federal government in river processes. The 1928 Flood Control Act, with $300 million in federal funds, made flood control in the lower Mississippi ... More


Two More Maps of Israel’s Land

Rachel Havrelock

in River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the Rabbinic period and how its literature contends that the Jordan is a frontier. In the Babylonian context, the land is not the “real” space of Israel's requisite ... More


Pathways toward a Policy of Preventing New Great Lakes Invasions

Joel Brammeier and Thom Cmar

in Invasive Species in a Globalized World: Ecological, Social, and Legal Perspectives on Policy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226166049
eISBN:
9780226166216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226166216.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

We now have a good sense of the costs associated with the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species in the Great Lakes and understand the risk of further invasions from different vectors. ... More


The Season in St. Augustine, 1892–1893

Thomas Graham

in Mr. Flagler's St. Augustine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049373
eISBN:
9780813050157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049373.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Flagler became involved in controversies in St. Augustine and began the march of his railroad south down the peninsula. The Hermitage Ball to raise funds for the preservation of Andrew Jackson's home ... More


The Infrastructure of Travel: Water Routes and Official Highways

Cong Ellen Zhang

in Transformative Journeys: Travel and Culture in Song China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833992
eISBN:
9780824870522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833992.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter emphasizes the experiences of official travelers with the infrastructure that made their frequent, lengthy journeys feasible. Throughout China's imperial era, the central government ... More


Handout Horticulture: Farming and the Feds

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how agriculture diminished the value of America's rivers as a whole and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. Agriculture consumes 34 percent of America's water, ... More


Rivers Into Waterways: Barging, Locks, and Dams

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how barging diminished the value of American rivers as a natural resource and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. America's experience with canals clearly ... 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


The Geography of Resistance

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines escape routes, churches, iron forges and furnaces, and waterways that make up the pathways to freedom and “the geography of resistance.” It considers the concept of freedom as a ... More


Dynamic Geography:: Irrigation, Waterways, and the Inland Empire

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/9780226197937.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Irrigation reform centred on the National Reclamation Act of 1902 is put in an international context, and its role in the creation of an “inland empire” to match the overseas empires of European ... More


Rivers Run Through It: Environmental History in Two Heroic Riverine Battles

Christina A. Salowey

in Myths on the Map: The Storied Landscapes of Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198744771
eISBN:
9780191805936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744771.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses two riverine battles: Achilles fighting the Scamander in Book 21 of the Iliad, and Heracles conquering the Achelous reported in Sophocles’ Trachiniae. The Scamander’s actions ... More


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