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The canal builders

Burton, Anthony

The canal builders

by Burton, Anthony

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Published by M & M Baldwin in Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canals -- England -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAnthony Burton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTC657 .B87 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination230 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21391957M
    ISBN 100947712216
    OCLC/WorldCa59979799

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    History of the Panama Canal: Its Construction and Builders. Builders' Edition by Bennett, Ira E. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Panama Canal, the lock-type canal that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the narrow Isthmus of Panama. The length of the Panama Canal from shoreline to shoreline is about 40 miles (65 km). It was completed in and is one of the two most strategic artificial waterways in the world.

    Construction of the canal began on January 1, , with digging at Culebra beginning on January A large labor force was assembled, numbering ab in (nine-tenths of whom were afro-Caribbean workers from the West Indies).Although the project attracted good, well-paid French engineers, retaining them was difficult due to disease. The canal boat builders. likes 3 talking about this. This is a page to show canal boats being built at different stages from start to finish from narrow to wide beamsFollowers:


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Class division splashed against the Panama Canal's imposing banks as it was being built, established by a gold and silver payroll system segregating privileged whites. The Canal Builders takes a revelatory look at the building of the Panama Canal and its impact on America, told from the workers' point of view.

Drawing from letters, memoirs, and government documents, The Canal Builders explores the human dimensions of one of the world's greatest labor mobilizations. and how it launched America's twentieth-century : During the construction period, from tothe popular image of the Canal Zonefostered by contemporary journalistswas one of an ideal progressive society, a model of efficiency and social justice.

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Less interested in the now fabled engineering feats of the project, she instead emphasizes the human dimension — the daily lives of the thousands of workers and family members who journeyed to.

This comprehensive book by a prolific author of many books, including Gold of Troy, a March Book-of-the-Month selection, deals with canals and the men who built them from the beginnings of. This book is the first to deal exclusively with the canal builders and to try to place them in the context of the social, economic, and political world of the eighteenth century, and draws skilfuly on contemporary documents, newspapers, pamphlets, and letters.".

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InGeneral George Washington sent an officer to investigate the possibility in order "to give greater security to navigation against the enemy." As early asGeneral Knox urged the new Congress to build the Canal.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN Broadbridge, S.R. (). The Birmingham Canal Navigations. Volume 1: Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN Volume 2 was never published. Burton, Anthony (). The Great Days of the Canals. London: Tiger Books.Julie Greene. Advance Praise for The Canal Builders “Most histories focus on the larger-than-life men who conceived the Panama Canal Greene shifts the focus away from those at the top, instead telling the story of rank-and-file workers on the ground [An] engaging labor history, and an astute examination of American policies.”-Kirkus Reviews.