Book ID: CBB892191635

Taming the Muskingum (2015)


Kemp, Emory L. (Author)

University of West Virginia Press

Publication Date: 2015
Physical Details: 141
Language: English

A tributary of the Ohio River and significant commercial route in the nineteenth century, the Muskingum River in southeastern Ohio presents a remarkable case study of how Americans have managed their waterways. In Taming the Muskingum, esteemed scholar Emory Kemp traces this history, emphasizing the engineering and construction aspects of river navigation and the fourteen related flood control dams built under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Kemp’s study ranges from early settlement and navigation of the uncontrolled Muskingum to the state-of-the-art engineering projects undertaken during the New Deal to more recent conservation and recreation uses. (Publisher)

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Authors & Contributors
Reuss, Martin
Bijker, W. E.
Krol, M. S.
Vriend, H. J. d.
Wesselink, A. J.
Billington, David P., Jr.
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
American Heritage of Invention and Technology
Canadian Historical Review
Environmental History
Icon: Journal of the International Committee for the History of Technology
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology
Duke University Press
Ohio University Press
Temple University Press
Texas Tech University Press
University of Nevada Press
Civil engineering
Flood control
Hydraulic engineering
Eastwood, John S.
Intze, Otto Adolf Ludwig
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
20th century, late
20th century, early
United States
Chicago (Illinois, U.S.)
New Zealand
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
American Patent Agency

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