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

Label
Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild
Title
Wicked river
Title remainder
the Mississippi when it last ran wild
Statement of responsibility
Lee Sandlin
Title variation
Mississippi when it last ran wild
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sandlin, Lee
Dewey number
977
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F353
LC item number
.S26 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mississippi River
  • Mississippi River
  • Mississippi River
  • River life
  • Community life
  • Social change
  • Mississippi River Region
  • Mississippi River Region
  • Mississippi River Region
Label
Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild, Lee Sandlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-255) and index
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
Control code
ocn669825802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 270 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307378514
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010008511
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669825802
  • a911124
Label
Wicked river : the Mississippi when it last ran wild, Lee Sandlin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-255) and index
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
Control code
ocn669825802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxviii, 270 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780307378514
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010008511
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669825802
  • a911124

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