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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.
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