9780813034065-081303406X-Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future (Florida History and Culture)

Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future (Florida History and Culture)

ISBN-13: 9780813034065
ISBN-10: 081303406X
Edition: First Edition
Author: Noll, Steven, Tegeder, David
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813034065
ISBN-10: 081303406X
Edition: First Edition
Author: Noll, Steven, Tegeder, David
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Noll, Steven, Tegeder, David wrote Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future (Florida History and Culture) comprising 352 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 081303406X and 9780813034065. Since then Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Florida's Future (Florida History and Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Traces the long standing effort to build a canal across Florida

"Offers timeless lessons about pork-barrel politics and the power of citizen-environmentalism. Most important, it reminds us that today’s economic coup may well be tomorrow's environmental crisis."--Cynthia Barnett, author of Mirage

"Ties the exploitation of the Ocklawaha to Florida history across nearly two centuries. Moreover, they bring to life the personalities of canal supporters and detractors, including such dynamic individuals as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Claude Pepper, and Marjorie Harris Carr."--Frederick Rowe Davis, author of The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles


For centuries, men dreamed of cutting a canal across the Florida peninsula, despite the enormous technological and financial challenges of doing so. Heedless of environmental concerns, groups of water transportation advocates consistently lobbied the federal government to connect the Atlantic Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, a project intended to place Florida at the very center of American commerce and prosperity.

Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Steven Noll and David Tegeder trace the twists and turns of the project through the years. The story of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, crucial to twentieth-century Florida history, is complex, featuring competing interests amidst the changing political landscape of modern Florida. Ditch of Dreams reveals much about the clashing visions of progress, economic growth, and environmental preservation in the fragile ecosystem of Florida, while exploring the tangled web of politics, influence, and power in the Sunshine State.
The history of the canal is not just a story of Florida’s past, but a compelling lesson for its future.


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