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

By: Gieck, Jack

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Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A.: Kent State Univ Pr, 1992. Fine/Fine. Revised edition, second printing. 312 pages, profusely illustrated in b&w, photgraphic endpapaers. Several pieces of ephemera about Ohio Canal's are included with this book. 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.


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This book s a profusely illustrated interpretation of life along Ohio's nineteenth-century canal system: the Miami & Erie Canal in the western part of the state, and the Ohio & Erie Canal with its multiple feeders in central and eastern Ohio.

An introduction by George W. Knepper, professor of history at The University of Akron and president of The Ohio Historical Society, places the state's canal system in national historic perspective and addresses such issues as the importance of the Ohio canal system in the state's economy and industrial development; the interrelationship between the Industrial Revolution in Ohio and the changing uses of canals; and the impact of the canal system on contemporary social and ethnic issues.

The volume contains over 500 photographs and illustrations from the archives of The Canal Society of Ohio, The Ohio Historical Society, The University of Akron's Archival Center, and other archives throughout the state, including individual collections. Relatively few of these pictures have been seen by the general public, and many are as old as photography itself.

The text, photo captions, and sidebars describe in simple terms the construction process and the operation of locks. In readable and entertaining prose Gieck recounts the efforts of the people involved in the planning and building of the canal system, and he draws an admiring yet candid picture of the picturesque canalers who made their livelihood upon the canal waters. Designed in an oversized format, this long-awaited volume will be welcomed by historians and engineers as well as by the many who find in the surviving canals a fascinating symbol of Ohio's heritage.

Title: A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913

Author Name: Gieck, Jack

Categories: History, Ohio, Book,

Publisher: Ashland, Ohio, U.S.A., Kent State Univ Pr: 1992

ISBN Number: 0873383532

ISBN Number 13: 9780873383530

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine Jacket

Seller ID: 005464

Keywords: OHIO DESCRIPTION TRAVEL RIVER VALLEY