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The Resource Mobility and modernity : Panama in the nineteenth-century Anglo-American imagination, Robert D. Aguirre

Mobility and modernity : Panama in the nineteenth-century Anglo-American imagination, Robert D. Aguirre

Label
Mobility and modernity : Panama in the nineteenth-century Anglo-American imagination
Title
Mobility and modernity
Title remainder
Panama in the nineteenth-century Anglo-American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Aguirre
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mobility and Modernity: Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination rewrites the history of the Panama Canal, assessing for the first time the literary culture of the preceding decades. In this period, U.S. and British writers and visual artists developed sophisticated languages of mobility, time, and speed to cast the isthmus as an in-between place, a point of connection to more important destinations. These discourses served an important role in their own day and laid the imaginative ground for the canal to come. In this study, Robert D. Aguirre provides bold new interpretations of Anthony Trollope, John Lloyd Stephens, and Eadweard Muybridge and also recovers information about literary communities previously lost to history. Mobility and Modernity shows how Panama became defined as a site of incipient globalization and a crucial link of empire. Across this narrow strip of land people and things traveled, technology developed, and political forces erupted. The isthmus became a site of mobility that paradoxically produced varieties of immobility. Parting ways with histories that celebrate the canal as a mighty engineering feat, Mobility and Modernity reveals a more complex story of cultural conflict that began with the first gold rush news in the late 1840s and continued throughout the century."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aguirre, Robert D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Panama Railroad Co
  • Panama Railroad Co
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Panama
  • Travelers' writings, British
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • HISTORY
  • Literature
  • Travel
  • Travelers' writings, American
  • Travelers' writings, British
  • Panama
  • Panama
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
Mobility and modernity : Panama in the nineteenth-century Anglo-American imagination, Robert D. Aguirre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Short cuts: the Panama Railroad and the making of the Yankee Strip -- Panama as St. Martin's-le-Grand: communication and mobility in Trollope's the West Indies and the Spanish Main -- Photographing Panama: Eadweard Muybridge and transhemispheric modernity -- The dissonant lyre: the Panama poetry of J.S. Gilbert, "Kipling of the Isthmus" -- Epilogue: The isthmus as tourist paradise
Control code
on1000154279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814275214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv151172r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000154279
Label
Mobility and modernity : Panama in the nineteenth-century Anglo-American imagination, Robert D. Aguirre
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Short cuts: the Panama Railroad and the making of the Yankee Strip -- Panama as St. Martin's-le-Grand: communication and mobility in Trollope's the West Indies and the Spanish Main -- Photographing Panama: Eadweard Muybridge and transhemispheric modernity -- The dissonant lyre: the Panama poetry of J.S. Gilbert, "Kipling of the Isthmus" -- Epilogue: The isthmus as tourist paradise
Control code
on1000154279
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814275214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv151172r
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1000154279

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