Dubbed the greatest construction show on Earth, Claire Puccia Parham reveals the human side of the project in the words of its engineers, laborers, and carpenters.
"An important work that adds to the collective knowledge of one of North America's greatest international collaborative projects."—The Michigan Historical Review
"[Parham] resurrects the story of one of the greatest construction projects of the mid–twentieth century, an engineering and building feat that had nearly disappeared from memory."—Melvyn Dubofsky, SUNY, Binghamton University
In this book, Claire Puccia Parham reveals the human side of the project in the words of its engineers, laborers, and carpenters. Drawing on firsthand accounts, she provides a vivid portrait of the lives of the men who built the seaway and the women who accompanied them. On the fiftieth anniversary of the dedication of the power dam and waterway, this book is a fitting tribute to the hard work and dedication of the project’s 22,000 workers.
Claire Puccia Parham is an instructor in the History Department at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. She is the author of From Great Wilderness to Seaway Towns: A Comparative History of Cornwall, Ontario, and Massena, New York, 1784–2001.
6 x 9, 392 pages, 40 black and white illustrations, 1 maps