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Title:
Old Man River : the Mississippi River in North American history / Paul Schneider.
Call Number:
977 SCH
Publication Date:
2013.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher:
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Physical Description:
xiii, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes:
"A John Macrae book."
Contents:
The American watershed -- River of giants : continents collide, glaciers recede, mastodons bellow, and humans arrive. Ice on the rocks ;The Missouri leviathan ; Bones and stones ; Broken arrows ; Mammoth season -- River of mounds : the rise and fall, and rise and fall, and rise of Native America. Among the effigies ; Poverty point ; 60,000 pearls ; The Mississippian moment ; The great serpent -- River of fortune : the Spanish exit, the French arrive, the Iroquois take action. Bonjour Great Khan ; In the Iroquois longhouse ; The American bottom ; The Illinois country ; Adrift ; The incomparable La Salle ; Nous sommes tous sauvages ; The wrath ; If the river don't rise -- River of empires : the English enter, the French exit, the Iroquois negotiate, and the Americans take over. The scramble for the Forks ; The half king ; Adieu New France ; The American watershed ; Allegheny mornings -- Life on the Mississippi : flatboats and keelboats, steamboats and showboats, songsters and soul drivers. Down a lazy river ; I long to see you ; Up the wicked river ; All aboard ; Down below -- River of blood : Lincoln and Davis, New Orleans and Vicksburg, victory and defeat. Blood on the tracks ; Anaconda ; Up in flames -- On the Lake of the Engineers : floods rise, levees rise, dams rise, while mountains fall and grasses sink. The mouth ; All the lists of clay ; Old Man River.
Summary:
A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped America.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-379) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1453081
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