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Old Man River

The Mississippi River in North American History
Schneider, Paul (Book - 2013 )
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Old Man River


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A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped America.
Authors: Schneider, Paul, 1962-
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, maps ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
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.
Local Note: 1 6 15 29 35 53 102 109 118 122 148 149 152 172 216 226 231 244 250 262
ISBN: 9780805091366
080509136X
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