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Mississippi River and Valley. Middle West

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  • Mississippiby Anthony Walton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

      To most Americans, Mississippi is not a state but a scar, the place where segregation took its ugliest form and struck most savagely at its challengers.  But to many Americans, Mississippi is also home.  And it is this paradox, with all its overtones of history and heartache, that Anthony Walton?whose parents escaped Mississippi for the relative... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mississippi Harmonyby Winson Hudson; Constance Curry; Derrick Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 18.00

    The experiences of the rural all-black town of Harmony, Mississippi, as told in the voice of Winson Hudson, an extraordinary woman who led Harmony in its fight for racial equality during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras. more...

  • Mostly Mississippiby Harold Speakman

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 54.00

    A classic American travel narrative that captures the soul of the river, Mostly Mississippi features lyrical descriptions of encounters with archetypal characters, landscapes, and experiences. The Speakmans meet lumberjacks in northern Minnesota and Mormo more...

  • Daily Life along the Mississippiby George S. Pabis

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Rich thematic chapters explore the daily lives of Americans living along the Mississippi River, from pre-Columbian times to the present. more...