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CONTENTS OF ISSUE NO. 10, FALL, 1983

Towpath to Prosperity: The Rise and Fall of Ohio’s Canals 1825-1913, 3

A historical account of the canals’ heyday and their significance to the development of Ohio. (Largely the contribution of Mrs. Edith McNally of the Canal Society of Ohio.)

Richard H. Swain: Captain Pearl R. Nye’s Ohio Canal Songs, 20

Music representative of the canal boat era as sung and preserved by the “last of the Canal Boat Captains.”

Barton R. Friedman: Re-assassinating Lincoln, 35

Was Lincoln an emancipator or just another political opportunist? Friedman examines the arguments and comes to a resounding conclusion.

P.K. Saha: Languages People Die For, 46

Linguistic nationalism is a double-edged sword – dangerously destructive, yet a necessary stage in the development of every people’s identity. Saha puts this dual nature of language in perspective.

Susan Hinton: Forest Photographs, 57

A look at antediluvian mystery.

Bruce A. Beatie: The Anatomy of Best-Seller Lists, 60

Contrary to the wishes of most publishers, best sellers don’t live forever – they do, however, have a life of their own.

Martin Kessler: Mystery-Man of Music: The Orchestra Conductor, 71

The glamour-boy of classical music is defined for what he really is: a hard worker with a child-like joy in music.

Michael J. McTighe: The Limits of Voluntary Charity, 81

Can voluntarism take the place of government-sponsored charity? A review of the nineteenth-century Golden Age of Voluntarism tells us welfare is here to stay.

Clark C. Livensparger: Collister Hutchison: Poet, 89

The Cleveland poet’s literary executor remembers her as an extraordinary talent who was never adequately recognized.

Publication Date

Fall 1983

Publisher

Cleveland State University

City

Cleveland

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Gamut: A Journal of Ideas and Information, No. 10, Fall 1983

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