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Transportation and revolt : pigeons, mules, canals, and the vanishing geographies of subversive mobility

Author: Jacob Shell
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, 2015
Series: Mobility studies
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Modes of transportation understood, by political regimes in different times and places, as intrinsically useful for clandestine movement, subversive mobility, and smuggling for revolt. Contents: Chapters look at canal transportation, several types of animal transportation (mules, elephants, camels and sled-dogs are all treated at some length), and inner-city freight-carrying infrastructure"--Provided by publisher
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Shell
ISBN: 9780262029339 0262029332 9780262330404 0262330407
OCLC Number: 968297578
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Mules and upland banditry --
Transportation across intermediate states of matter --
Elephants, shat khats, and seas of mud --
Camels and granules --
The Asian elephant in Africa: paths not taken --
Many-headed monsters and guerrilla sled dogs --
Pidgin coalitions --
Unmappable mobility and the elements: six geographies of possibility --
Fly-boaters, filibusters, and canals --
Britain's missing ship canal era --
Railroads versus canals --
Canal people --
Ribbonists, Fenians, and waterways --
Dempingen --
Chenangoes: the replanning of freight flows in New York City --
Why doesn't New York City have a subway system for freight? --
The Chenangoes of throttled! --
Casual harbor work, shadow manufacturing, and comprehensive planning --
Transshipment of uranium --
Contrasting visions of transport labor
Series Title: Mobility studies

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How political regimes have responded when certain modes of transportation-from carrier pigeons to canal boats-have been associated with politically subversive activities.  Read more...

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Transportation and Revolt brings together radical historical geography with transportation history to expand our view of the ways ruling powers thwart resistance movements. Authorities not only built Read more...

 
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