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Old Man River : the Mississippi River in North American history / Paul Schneider.

Authors: Schneider, Paul, 1962- , author.
Call number: 977 SCH
Publication: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Publication date: 2013.
Subject: River life -- Mississippi River -- History.
Mississippi River -- History.
Mississippi River Valley -- History.
North America -- History.
Title: Old Man River : the Mississippi River in North American history / Paul Schneider.
Edition: First edition.
Physical description: xiii, 394 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents note: 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.
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Summary note: A fascinating account of how the Mississippi River shaped America.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-379) and index.
ISBN: 9780805091366 (hbk.)
080509136X (hbk.)
LCCN: 2012049786
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