Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1680-1880

Structures in the Stream: Water, Science, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1680-1880

by Todd Shallat
     
 
Water, Science, and the Rise of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.In this book, Todd Shallat probes the origins of the United States' oldest and largest water management agency and explores how the Corps' emphasis on scientific planning cut against the grain of a nation deeply committed to private enterprise and community rights.

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Water, Science, and the Rise of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.In this book, Todd Shallat probes the origins of the United States' oldest and largest water management agency and explores how the Corps' emphasis on scientific planning cut against the grain of a nation deeply committed to private enterprise and community rights.

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Examines the construction wing of the US Army from its beginnings in the Jeffersonian era to the heyday of waterway projects after the Civil War. Shallat (public history, Boise State U.) sees the perennial controversy of the agency and its programs as a tension between two European heritages: massive public works from the French and individualism and local control from the British. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292776791
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
American Studies Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.91(d)

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