The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs
Author: Ulrich Keller
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1983-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 0486244083

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The tale of the canal's construction unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs document the hitherto unparalleled technological achievement, depicting exotic settings, workers' housing, Canal Zone's internal government, dredging operations, and other scenes from a true story of adventure, revolution, ordeal, and accomplishment.

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs
Author: Ulrich Keller
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-04-09
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 9780486319254

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This tale of an unprecedented technological advance unfolds in a compelling narrative of risks, hardships, disasters, and triumph. More than 160 historic photographs depict exotic settings, workers' housing, dredging operations, much more.

Building Lives

Building Lives
Author: Neil Harris
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1999-01-01
Genre: Architecture
ISBN: 0300070454

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Drawing on sources including Masonic manuals, tourist guidebooks and religious texts, this illustrated study explores the rites of building passage over the past 150 years. The author suggests that architecture is a performing art as well as a fine art.

Panama Fever

Panama Fever
Author: Matthew Parker
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2009-03-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780307472533

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The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers and workers from around the world rushed to take advantage of high wages and the chance to be a part of history. Filled with remarkable characters, Panama Fever is an epic history that shows how a small, fiercely contested strip of land made the world a smaller place and launched the era of American global dominance.

Seaway to the Future

Seaway to the Future
Author: Alexander Missal
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-02-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780299229436

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Realizing the century-old dream of a passage to India, the building of the Panama Canal was an engineering feat of colossal dimensions, a construction site filled not only with mud and water but with interpretations, meanings, and social visions. Alexander Missal’s Seaway to the Future unfolds a cultural history of the Panama Canal project, revealed in the texts and images of the era’s policymakers and commentators. Observing its creation, journalists, travel writers, and officials interpreted the Canal and its environs as a perfect society under an efficient, authoritarian management featuring innovations in technology, work, health, and consumption. For their middle-class audience in the United States, the writers depicted a foreign yet familiar place, a showcase for the future—images reinforced in the exhibits of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition that celebrated the Canal’s completion. Through these depictions, the building of the Panama Canal became a powerful symbol in a broader search for order as Americans looked to the modern age with both anxiety and anticipation. Like most utopian visions, this one aspired to perfection at the price of exclusion. Overlooking the West Indian laborers who built the Canal, its admirers praised the white elite that supervised and administered it. Inspired by the masculine ideal personified by President Theodore Roosevelt, writers depicted the Canal Zone as an emphatically male enterprise and Chief Engineer George W. Goethals as the emblem of a new type of social leader, the engineer-soldier, the benevolent despot. Examining these and other images of the Panama Canal project, Seaway to the Future shows how they reflected popular attitudes toward an evolving modern world and, no less important, helped shape those perceptions. Best Books for Regional Special Interests, selected by the American Association of School Librarians, and Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the Public Library Association “Provide[s] a useful vantage on the world bequeathed to us by the forces that set out to put America astride the globe nearly a century ago.”—Chris Rasmussen, Bookforum

Prize Possession

Prize Possession
Author: John Major
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2003-10-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 0521521262

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Based for the most part on the hitherto largely untapped sources of US government agencies, namely, the States, War, and Navy Departments and the Canal Zone administration, this is a comprehensive history of US policy towards the Panama Canal.

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal
Author: Tatiana Ryckman
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2017-07-15
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781502626783

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Since the beginning of exploration, people have searched for easier ways to navigate between waterways and oceans to bolster trade. The Panama Canal demonstrates how innovation, advanced engineering, hard work, and great personal cost resulted in one of modern history’s most critical trade routes. This book includes information about the explorers and inventors behind the project, the goods and services traded, and the ways the canal is used today.

Photographs by Man Ray

Photographs by Man Ray
Author: Man Ray
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 104
Release: 1979
Genre: Photography
ISBN: 9780486238425

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Still lifes, landscapes, nudes, women's faces, portraits, and rayographs (photographs made without cameras) produced by Ray in the twenties and early thirties are accompanied by the comments of his contemporaries

Animals in Motion

Animals in Motion
Author: Eadweard Muybridge
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-09-24
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780486129990

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More than 4,000 photographs in series and stopped action of horses, cats, lions, deer, kangaroos, etc. Indispensable for animal artists. Classic of 19th-century photography. "Impressive and valuable collection." — Scientific American.

Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest
Author: John Logan Allen
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 412
Release: 1991-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0486269140

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The author traces how Lewis and Clark's epic journey of 1804–06 and their charting of the American Northwest dramatically revised generally held concepts of the area's geography. With 45 maps. "Splendidly researched and highly readable" — Donald Jackson, editor of the Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

History of the Panama Canal

History of the Panama Canal
Author: Ira Elbert Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 539
Release: 1915
Genre: Panama Canal (Panama)
ISBN: HARVARD:32044058164328

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Destiny by Design

Destiny by Design
Author: Jeremy Sherman Snapp
Publsiher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2000
Genre: History
ISBN: 0967363357

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Author/photographer Jeremy Snapp has produced a dramatic photo-essay of rare images that depict events in the decade preceding the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914. Original photos taken by Snapp's great-grandfather Gerald Sherman, a respected mining engineer of the day, deliver a technical perspective of this undertaking unlike anything previously published. Finally, as the U.S. ceded authority over the canal to the Panamanian government in 1999, Jeremy Snapp travelled to the canal zone with an antique cameratp capture images of the original buildings and construction relics that remained.

Term Paper Resource Guide to Latino History

Term Paper Resource Guide to Latino History
Author: Michael P. Moreno,Kristin C. Brunnemer
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2010
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780313379321

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This resource guide to 100 key events in Latino history provides students, librarians, and scholars with hundreds of original and compelling term paper ideas and the key print and electronic sources needed for research. * Presents 100 historical events organized in chronological order, beginning with the founding of the California Missions in 1769 and culminating with Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court * Each of the 100 events offers annotated resources, including primary, secondary, web, and multimedia sources * Contains a comprehensive index highlighting connections between key historical events and public figures

History of the Panama Canal

History of the Panama Canal
Author: Ira E. Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1915
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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An American Impressionist

An American Impressionist
Author: Deborah Epstein Solon,Alson Skinner Clark,Deborah Solon,Gibbs Museum (Charleston, S.C.)
Publsiher: Hudson Hills
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2005
Genre: Art
ISBN: 1555952445

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Intended as the companion art book to a travelling exhibition, An American Impressionist: The Art And Life Of Alson Skinner Clark is the first in-depth scrutiny of the American Impressionist painter Alson Skinner Clark (1876-1949). Featuring 77 colour plates and 10 halftones of Clark's work, ranging from nude figures to bustling urban centres to panoramic scenes from all over the world, An American Impressionist pairs the raw beauty and gentle imagery of the oil on canvas works with a brief discussion of Clark's life, his marriage, travels abroad, the toll World War I took upon him, his obscure retirement and the recent rediscovery of his contributions, particularly to the Impressionist tradition in California, where Clark made a name and lasting memory for himself among the local art community. Especially recommended for collectors, students, and connoisseurs of the Impressionist style. 77 colour & 10 halftone plates