The Resource Imagining Niagara : the meaning and making of Niagara Falls, Patrick V. McGreevy., (electronic resource)

Imagining Niagara : the meaning and making of Niagara Falls, Patrick V. McGreevy., (electronic resource)

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Imagining Niagara : the meaning and making of Niagara Falls
Title
Imagining Niagara
Title remainder
the meaning and making of Niagara Falls
Statement of responsibility
Patrick V. McGreevy.
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Niagara Falls was a lightning rod for nineteenth-century enthusiasms. Although travelers came to the falls to experience a place they considered outside the world of their ordinary lives, they brought with them their contemporary concerns. Many tourists were obsessed with the mysteries of death, others with scientific or religious speculation. The way they imagined Niagara Falls found expression in a torrent of writings and images that took a variety of forms
  • Patrick McGreevy begins with the question, What can these visions of Niagara tell us about the place itself? The landscape surrounding the falls contains not only parks and religious shrines but also circuses, horror museums, and factories. People travel to Niagara not only to experience nature but also to celebrate marriages or commit suicide
  • One way to make sense of these bizarre "human accumulations," as H.G. Wells called them, is to take seriously the Niagaras people have imagined. This book focuses on four interlocking themes that recur time and again in descriptions of the falls: Niagara as a thing imagined from afar, as a metaphor for death, as an embodiment of nature, and as a focus of future events
  • Using the skills of a cultural geographer, McGreevy discovers some surprising connections between the Niagara people have imagined and the one they made, between its natural grandeur and its industrial exploitation, between Frederick Law Olmsted's Reservation and the Love Canal
Cataloging source
DLC
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McGreevy, Patrick
Dewey number
971.3/39
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
F127.N8
LC item number
M43 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McGreevy, Patrick.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
  • Niagara Falls Region (N.Y. and Ont.)
  • United States Local History
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
Label
Imagining Niagara : the meaning and making of Niagara Falls, Patrick V. McGreevy., (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
1. Imagining Niagara -- 2. The Distant Niagara -- 3. Death at Niagara -- 4. The Nature of Niagara -- 5. The Future at Niagara
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 193 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585212791
Lccn
93035720
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans ;
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  • (CKB)111004365671502
  • (MH)004015025-9
  • (SSID)ssj0000176720
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12020867
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000176720
  • (PQKBWorkID)10206800
  • (PQKB)10625872
  • (EXLCZ)99111004365671502
Label
Imagining Niagara : the meaning and making of Niagara Falls, Patrick V. McGreevy., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-185) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
1. Imagining Niagara -- 2. The Distant Niagara -- 3. Death at Niagara -- 4. The Nature of Niagara -- 5. The Future at Niagara
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 193 p. )
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585212791
Lccn
93035720
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Other physical details
ill., maps, plans ;
System control number
  • (CKB)111004365671502
  • (MH)004015025-9
  • (SSID)ssj0000176720
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12020867
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000176720
  • (PQKBWorkID)10206800
  • (PQKB)10625872
  • (EXLCZ)99111004365671502

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