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Wicked river, the Mississippi when it last ran wild, Lee Sandlin

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Wicked river, the Mississippi when it last ran wild, Lee Sandlin
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-255) and index
Illustrations
mapsplatesillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Wicked river
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
669825802
Responsibility statement
Lee Sandlin
Sub title
the Mississippi when it last ran wild
Summary
A chronicle of the Mississippi River in the first half of the nineteenth century--before it was tamed by commerce and technology--draws on first-hand accounts to describe life along the river, natural and man-made disasters, acts of piracy, and cultural celebrations
Table Of Contents
Prologue -- pt. 1. The river rising -- Gone on the river -- Old Devil River -- The comet's tail -- Like bubbles on a sea -- pt. 2. "Do you live on the river?" -- The desire of an ignorant Westerner -- Bloody island -- The roar of Niagara -- The cosmopolitan tide -- A pile of shavings -- The coasts of dark destruction -- pt. 3. The course of empire -- The mound builders -- A young man of splendid abilities -- The oracles -- pt. 4. Behemoth -- The sky parlor -- The alligator -- pt. 5. The good and the thoughtless -- The last of the floating life -- Epilogue
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