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This great national object : building the nineteenth-century Welland canals

Author: Roberta M Styran; Robert R Taylor
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta M Styran; Robert R Taylor
ISBN: 9780773538931 0773538933
OCLC Number: 719427501
Description: xxiv, 403 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: This great national object --
Choosing the route --
Surveyors, engineers, and contractors --
Digging the ditch --
Creating the lifts --
Managing the water --
Building bridges --
Community relations --
Working on the Welland --
Conflict and survival on the ground --
Conclusion : Into the future --
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Responsibility: Roberta M. Styran and Robert R. Taylor.

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In This Great National Object, Roberta Styran and Robert Taylor - the unparalleled experts on the subject - recount the story of the canals, with particular emphasis on the experiences of the  Read more...

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