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Mississippi River and Valley. Middle West

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  • The Americans as They Areby Charles Sealsfield

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Austrian-born journalist and novelist Karl Anton Postl (who often wrote under the nom de plume Charles Sealsfield) made a splash with his German-language novels, many of which are regarded as key works of the Romantic era. However, his insightful travelogues and explorations of national identity also proved popular with readers and critics alike. This... more...

  • River We Have Wroughtby John O. Anfinson

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 57.00

    The River We Have Wrought is a landmark history of the upper Mississippi from early European exploration through the completion of a navigable channel and a system of locks and dams. John Anfinson examines how politics has shaped the landscapes of the Upper Midwest and how taming the Mississippi has affected economic sustainability, river ecology,... more...

  • Wicked Riverby Lee Sandlin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    From award-winning journalist Lee Sandlin comes a riveting look at one of the most colorful, dangerous, and peculiar places in America?s historical landscape: the strange, wonderful, and mysterious Mississippi River of the nineteenth century.   Beginning in the early 1800s and climaxing with the siege of Vicksburg in 1863, Wicked River takes us... more...

  • Townshipsby Michael Martone; Raymond Bial

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 32.95

    Twenty-five of the Midwest's best poets, fiction writers, and essayists combine their talents in a collection of essays that describe the townships of the region. more...

  • Grand Excursions on the Upper Mississippi Riverby Curtis C. & Elizabeth M. Roseman & Roseman

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    n June 1854 the Grand Excursion celebrated in festive style the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad to the Mississippi River. Hundreds of dignitaries including newspaper editors and other journalists; politicians; academics, writers and artists; business and industry leaders; and railroad officials were among those who traveled by rail... more...

  • La Salle and His Legacyby Patricia K. Galloway

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    To most people it probably seems that La Salle and his men, permanently fixed in the pantheon of explorers of the North American continent, need little further introduction. The fact is that this whole early period of exploration and colonization by the French in the southeastern United States has received far less scholarly attention than the corresponding... more...

  • The Lost Regionby Jon K. Lauck

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 35.00

     The American Midwest is an orphan among regions. In comparison to the South, the far West, and New England, its history has been sadly neglected. To spark more attention to their region, midwestern historians will need to explain the Midwest’s crucial roles in the development of the entire country: it helped spark the American Revolution... more...

  • The Forgotten Expedition, 1804--1805by Trey Berry; Pam Beasley; Jeanne Clements

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 22.50

    At the same time that he charged Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore the great Northwest, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned William Dunbar and George Hunter to make a parallel journey through the southern unmapped regions of the Louisiana Purchase. From October 16, 1804, to January 26, 1805, Dunbar and Hunter, both renowned scientists,... more...

  • It Happened on the Mississippi Riverby James A. Crutchfield

    Globe Pequot Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    Thirty stories from the history of the Mighty Mississippi River from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. more...

  • Rural Wit and Wisdomby Jerry Apps; Steve Apps

    Fulcrum Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    A collection of humorous and touching phrases, sayings, and observations that celebrate country life in the midwest. more...