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The Canal Builders

Author : Julie Greene
ISBN : 1101011556
Genre : History
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A revelatory look at a momentous undertaking-from the workers' point of view The Panama Canal has long been celebrated as a triumph of American engineering and ingenuity. In The Canal Builders, Julie Greene reveals that this emphasis has obscured a far more remarkable element of the historic enterprise: the tens of thousands of workingmen and workingwomen who traveled from all around the world to build it. Greene looks past the mythology surrounding the canal to expose the difficult working conditions and discriminatory policies involved in its construction. Drawing extensively on letters, memoirs, and government documents, the book chronicles both the struggles and the triumphs of the workers and their fami­lies. Prodigiously researched and vividly told, The Canal Builders explores the human dimensions of one of the world's greatest labor mobilizations, and reveals how it launched America's twentieth-century empire.
Category: History

The Canal Builders

Author : Anthony Burton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122214278
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Just over 250 years ago, the Industrial Revolution saw the growth of the town, altered trade patterns, and led to the first proper transport system in Britain. From the first river navigations to the building of some of the most impressive canals, Anthony Burton looks at the men who made Britain great—those first pioneers of the industrial age. Without the new canals it is unlikely that Britain would have become industrialised just so quickly and a few men like Thomas Telford, William Jessop, and James Brindley were responsible for most of the first canals. First published in 1969, this revised edition is the definitive history of Britain's canals and the men who made them.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Recognizing Services Of Civilian Panama Canal Builders

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries
ISBN : LOC:00158945861
Genre : Canal construction workers
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Considers (76) H.R. 980, (76) H.R. 1674, (76) H.R. 3821.
Category: Canal construction workers

Building The Panama Canal

Author : Russell Roberts
ISBN : 9781612288321
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The building of the Panama Canal was one of the great engineering feats of the twentieth century. For hundreds of years, mankind had dreamed about cutting through the Isthmus of Panama to build a canal, but the jungle, insects, and the damp, humid conditions had always combined to defeat any and all attempts to construct the waterway. It took the discovery of the mosquito as a disease carrier, the tenacity of the workmen, and the single-minded stubbornness of Theodore Roosevelt to make the canal dream a reality. But if the canal made some men great, it also destroyed the lives of others. That was the sad fate of Count Ferdinand de Lesseps of France, a national hero who had done the impossible by building the Suez Canal, then failed in Panama. The fate of de Lesseps is as much the story of the Panama Canal as is the success of Roosevelt.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Piloting The Panama Canal

Author : Charles P. Gaines
ISBN : 9780595181070
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Through the eyes of the author who spent many exciting years as a pilot responsible for guiding American and foreign vessels through the treacherous waters of the Panama Canal, the reader sees life as it truly was along the most famous canal in the world. Along the way, the reader will meet the famous, as well as the more notorious people who moved through this intriguing land, such as Noreiga. The reader will be introduced to the Americans living and working the waterway, referred to as “Zonians.” The job of the pilot was to guide ships through the Panama Canal. It was a challenging, but essential job that called for great expertise. With the job came respect and close working relationships with captains of ships from around the world. A good paying, but dangerous duty on board ship meant for a fast life in the Canal community. In this book, the author shares with the reader the intimate details of the life he lived while plying his trade in one of the most exotic spots to be found on this Earth.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bridgewater The Canal Duke 1736 1803

Author : Hugh Malet
ISBN : 0719006791
Genre : Canals
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Hugh Mallet tells the story of the duke's personal life and the story of his great achievement, he created the country's first major canal by his own efforts and a national network by his example.
Category: Canals

What Is The Panama Canal

Author : Janet Pascal
ISBN : 9780698171855
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Before 1914, traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast meant going by land across the entire United States. To go by sea involved a long journey around South America and north along the Pacific Coast. But then, in a dangerous and amazing feat of engineering, a 48-mile-long channel was dug through Panama, creating the world’s most famous shortcut: the Panama Canal!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Southeastern Geographer

Author : David M. Cochran Jr.
ISBN : 9781469609003
Genre : Social Science
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Table of Contents for Volume 53, Number 1 (Spring 2013) Cover Art Tropical Tree Rings and Environmental Change Grant L. Harley Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 53, Number 1 Carl A. Reese and David M. Cochran Part I: Papers Gasoline Station Morphology on Virginia's Eastern Shore Bradley D. Macpherson and Mark de Socio Six Decades (1948–2007) of Landscape Change in the Dougherty Plain of Southwest Georgia, USA Glenn I. Martin, Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, and L.Katherine Kirkman Solar Cycle Extremes as a Seasonal Predictor of Atlantic-Basic Tropical Cyclones Brian T. Hutton, Jr., Kelsey N. Scheitlin, and P. Grady Dixon Impact of Prescribed Burns on Marsh Surface Elevation: Big Branch Marsh, Louisiana Christopher M. Henton, Carl A. ''Andy'' Reese, Franklin T. Heitmuller,and John Andrew S. Fleming Assessing Potential Urban Tree Planting Sites in the Piedmont of the United States: A Comparison of Methods Krista Merry, Jacek Siry, Pete Bettinger, and J. M. Bowker Making Sense of the Strip: The Postmodern Pastiche of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Ann Fletchall Part II: Reviews The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal Julie Greene Reviewed by Ashley D. Carse Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability David Owen Reviewed by Matthew Fry
Category: Social Science