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The Resource Heaven's ditch : God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal, Jack Kelly

Heaven's ditch : God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal, Jack Kelly

Label
Heaven's ditch : God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal
Title
Heaven's ditch
Title remainder
God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal
Statement of responsibility
Jack Kelly
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement crackled down its length, the canal became the scene of the most striking outburst of imagination in American history. Zealots invented new religions and new modes of living. The Erie Canal made New York the financial capital of America and brought the modern world crashing into the frontier. Men and women saw God face to face, gained and lost fortunes, and reveled in a period of intense spiritual creativity. Heaven's Ditch by Jack Kelly illuminates the spiritual and political upheavals along this "psychic highway" from its opening in 1825 through 1844. "Wage slave" Sam Patch became America's first celebrity daredevil. William Miller envisioned the apocalypse. Farm boy Joseph Smith gave birth to Mormonism, a new and distinctly American religion. Along the way, the reader encounters America's very first "crime of the century," a treasure hunt, searing acts of violence, a visionary cross-dresser, and a panoply of fanatics, mystics, and hoaxers. A page-turning narrative, Heaven's Ditch offers an excitingly fresh look at a heady, foundational moment in American history"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Kelly, Jack
Dewey number
386/.4809747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HE396.E6
LC item number
K45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Erie Canal (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Heaven's ditch : God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal, Jack Kelly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardship ; Bond of union ; A mighty baptism ; A perfect wilderness ; Hair-hung ; Eternity ; Visionary ; Navigable ; Abduction -- Groundbreaking ; To fell and shout ; Damned if you do ; Practical ; All ; The spirit of God ; Clouds of heaven ; Beyond description -- Excited ; On fire ; Otherwise, I am fine ; Mania ; Magnificent ; Ill-advised zeal ; Gold Bible ; Ingenious ; Whiskey ; Methods ; Abyss -- Translation ; time ; Most imminent danger ; By the hand of Mormon ; A battlefield ; Morgan's ghost ; Story ; Awake ; Tell it to the world ; Latter days ; All Rochester -- Wedding ; Big things ; Work of God ; Sharp sickle ; Zion ; Fort Niagara ; Salvation ; Deep prejudice ; Velocity ; Spirit ; Extermination -- Packet ; Unutterable magnitude ; Pagans ; War ; Public prosperity ; Thunderer ; The bones of God -- The whole of America ; O blessed year ; As it is ; Strong meat ; Awful forebodings ; O Lord, my God -- Today ; Everything ; Highway ; Martyr ; Old mule ; Pageant
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781137280091
Lccn
2016003174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn918994581
  • 1838340
  • (OCoLC)918994581
Label
Heaven's ditch : God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal, Jack Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hardship ; Bond of union ; A mighty baptism ; A perfect wilderness ; Hair-hung ; Eternity ; Visionary ; Navigable ; Abduction -- Groundbreaking ; To fell and shout ; Damned if you do ; Practical ; All ; The spirit of God ; Clouds of heaven ; Beyond description -- Excited ; On fire ; Otherwise, I am fine ; Mania ; Magnificent ; Ill-advised zeal ; Gold Bible ; Ingenious ; Whiskey ; Methods ; Abyss -- Translation ; time ; Most imminent danger ; By the hand of Mormon ; A battlefield ; Morgan's ghost ; Story ; Awake ; Tell it to the world ; Latter days ; All Rochester -- Wedding ; Big things ; Work of God ; Sharp sickle ; Zion ; Fort Niagara ; Salvation ; Deep prejudice ; Velocity ; Spirit ; Extermination -- Packet ; Unutterable magnitude ; Pagans ; War ; Public prosperity ; Thunderer ; The bones of God -- The whole of America ; O blessed year ; As it is ; Strong meat ; Awful forebodings ; O Lord, my God -- Today ; Everything ; Highway ; Martyr ; Old mule ; Pageant
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 290 pages
Isbn
9781137280091
Lccn
2016003174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn918994581
  • 1838340
  • (OCoLC)918994581

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