A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913 / Edition 1

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This book is a profusely illustrated interpretation of life along Ohio's 19th-century canal system: the Miami & Erie Canal with its multiple feeders in central and eastern Ohio.

Gieck recounts the efforts of people involved in the planning and building of the canal system and draws an admiring yet candid picture of the canalers who made their livelihood upon the canal waters.

Designed in an oversized format, this beautiful volume will be welcomed by historians and engineers as well as by all those who find in the surviving canals a fascinating symbol of Ohio's heritage.

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A splendid pictorial history of Ohio's part in the 19th century transportation revolution. Some 500 historic and current photographs give thorough coverage to a fascinating period. Chapter introductions and storyline photo captions give historical perspective, details on construction, economic influence, and canalers' lives. Recalls, also, the founding of Kent State U. Press; among its first books was one on canals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873383530
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1988
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,444,653
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.86 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2001

    Excellent Photo Book

    I borrowed this book from a friend a few weeks ago. For those just beginning an interest in Ohio's canals, this is a grand book you'll find difficult to put down. If you are already versed in the Ohio canals' history, this is a very good book to have for a reference. The introductory chapter on the history of photography was, in itself, an education. Why? Because it examined that technology as it progressed through time. And since the book is made up of hundreds of canal photos through time, it is important to put the status of photographers into the overall understanding (and appreciation) of this era.

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