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Old Man River

The Mississippi River in North American History
Schneider, Paul (Book - 2013 )
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A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped America.
Authors: Schneider, Paul
Title: Old Man River
the Mississippi River in North American history
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: xiii, 394 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Contents: Prologue
Prelude: The American watershed
Book one. 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
Book two. 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
Book three. 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
Book four. 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
Book five. 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
Book six. River of blood
Lincoln and Davis, New Orleans and Vicksburg, victory and defeat
Blood on the tracks
Anaconda
Up in flames
Book seven. 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.
Local Note: 1 6 15 29 35 53 102 109 118 122 148 149 152 172 216 226 231 244 250 262
ISBN: 080509136X
9780805091366
Statement of Responsibility: Paul Schneider
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-379) and index.
Subject Headings: North America History. Mississippi River Valley History. River life Mississippi River History. Mississippi River History.
Topical Term: River life
LCCN: 2012049786
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