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Author Shell, Jacob, 1983- author.

Title Transportation and revolt : pigeons, mules, canals, and the vanishing geographies of subversive mobility / Jacob Shell.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2015]

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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Mobility studies
Mobility studies.
Summary "Modes of transportation understood, by political regimes in different times and places, as intrinsically useful for clandestine movement, subversive mobility, and smuggling for revolt. Contents: Chapters look at canal transportation, several types of animal transportation (mules, elephants, camels and sled-dogs are all treated at some length), and inner-city freight-carrying infrastructure"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mules and upland banditry -- Transportation across intermediate states of matter -- Elephants, shat khats, and seas of mud -- Camels and granules -- The Asian elephant in Africa: paths not taken -- Many-headed monsters and guerrilla sled dogs -- Pidgin coalitions -- Unmappable mobility and the elements: six geographies of possibility -- Fly-boaters, filibusters, and canals -- Britain's missing ship canal era -- Railroads versus canals -- Canal people -- Ribbonists, Fenians, and waterways -- Dempingen -- Chenangoes: the replanning of freight flows in New York City -- Why doesn't New York City have a subway system for freight? -- The Chenangoes of throttled! -- Casual harbor work, shadow manufacturing, and comprehensive planning -- Transshipment of uranium -- Contrasting visions of transport labor.
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Subject Transportation and state -- History.
Transportation -- Social aspects.
Subversive activities -- Prevention.
Smuggling -- Prevention.
Pack animals (Transportation)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Shell, Jacob, 1983- Transportation and revolt 9780262029339 (DLC) 2015001014 (OCoLC)907512441
ISBN 9780262330404 (electronic bk.)
0262330407 (electronic bk.)