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

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

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
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
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 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, one 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
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1949-
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Kelly, Jack
Dewey number
386/.4809747
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Andrew Reilly
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  • Reilly, Andrew
  • hoopla digital
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  • Erie Canal (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Heaven's ditch: : God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal, Jack Kelly, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11675267
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Publication
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digital storage
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MWT11675267
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 56 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11675267
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Heaven's ditch: : God, gold, and murder on the Erie Canal, Jack Kelly, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11675267
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11675267
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 56 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11675267
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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