Leben auf dem Mississippi

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 384962479X

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Page: 151

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"Leben auf dem Mississippi" (Life on the Mississippi) ist eine 1883 erschienene Erzählung des US-amerikanischen Schriftstellers Mark Twain über sein eigenes Leben als Lotse auf verschiedenen Mississippi-Dampfern in der Zeit vor und nach dem Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg. Das Buch ist mehrfach ins Deutsche übersetzt worden. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.
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Life on the Mississippi: (Illustrated)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765904138

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War.
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Mark Twain and "Life on the Mississippi"

Author: Horst Hermann Kruse

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870233302

Category: History

Page: 183

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A depiction of the period of Mark Twain's life when he wrote Life on the Mississippi examines the book's evolution and literary organization.
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Black Life on the Mississippi

Slaves, Free Blacks, and the Western Steamboat World

Author: Thomas C. Buchanan

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807876565

Category: History

Page: 272

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All along the Mississippi--on country plantation landings, urban levees and quays, and the decks of steamboats--nineteenth-century African Americans worked and fought for their liberty amid the slave trade and the growth of the cotton South. Offering a counternarrative to Twain's well-known tale from the perspective of the pilothouse, Thomas C. Buchanan paints a more complete picture of the Mississippi, documenting the rich variety of experiences among slaves and free blacks who lived and worked on the lower decks and along the river during slavery, through the Civil War, and into emancipation. Buchanan explores the creative efforts of steamboat workers to link riverside African American communities in the North and South. The networks African Americans created allowed them to keep in touch with family members, help slaves escape, transfer stolen goods, and provide forms of income that were important to the survival of their communities. The author also details the struggles that took place within the steamboat work culture. Although the realities of white supremacy were still potent on the river, Buchanan shows how slaves, free blacks, and postemancipation freedpeople fought for better wages and treatment. By exploring the complex relationship between slavery and freedom, Buchanan sheds new light on the ways African Americans resisted slavery and developed a vibrant culture and economy up and down America's greatest river.
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Life On The Mississippi (密西西比河上的生活)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 67

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Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river.
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Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956142284

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.
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My Life on the Mississippi

or Why I am Not Mark Twain

Author: Richard Bissell

Publisher: eNet Press

ISBN: 1618865587

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Page: N.A

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A skillful, and frequently hilarious, comparison of Mark Twain and the author, Richard Bissell. Part commentary and part autobiography, Bissell deftly interweaves family history, anecdotes, and career paths into an unforgettable linking of two outstanding authors and river boat buffs living almost a century apart.
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Prehistoric Life on the Mississippi Floodplain

Stone Tool Use, Settlement Organization, and Subsistence Practices at the Labras Lake Site, Illinois

Author: Richard W. Yerkes

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226951515

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

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At the confluence of the Illinois, the Missouri, and the Mississippi Rivers lies the "American Bottom," a broad floodplain that prehistoric peoples inhabited for millennia. Precisely how did they live? What were their ties to the natural world around them? In this study, based upon some six years of intensive archeological and geological research at Labras Lake in St. Clair County, Illinois, Richard W. Yerkes interprets a wealth of important new data in a stimulating and original fashion. With a fine-tuned control of the data, Yerkes challenges prevailing theories based on simple classifications of stone tools according to shape or on simple models of diffuse and focal economies. He views environment as a dynamic factor in economic and cultural life, rather than as merely a backdrop to it. Using incident light microscopy, he examines wear patterns on stone tools to determine what activities were performed during each period the site was inhabited—the Late Archaic, the Late Woodland, and the Mississippian. As he documents environmental change at Labras Lake, he analyzes plant and animal remains in context to explore diet and seasonal patterns of subsistence and settlement. The result is a more accurate and detailed picture than ever before what prehistoric life on the Mississippi floodplain was like. Yerkes shows how to assess the duration and size of occupations and how to determine where and when true permanent settlements arose. What others call "sedentary encampments" he reveals as sequences of small residental occupations for a narrow range of activities during shorter, seasonal periods. His contribution to the study of the development of sedentism is potentially far-reaching and will interest many North American anthropologists and archeologists.
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Grammardog Guide to Life on the Mississippi

Author: Mary Jane McKinney

Publisher: Grammardog LLC

ISBN: 160857024X

Category: Education

Page: 57

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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this travel book. All sentences are from the book. Figurative language describes the voyage up the Mississippi ("gray beards of Spanish moss," "water's mulatto complexion," "the desert of water," "dense forest that guards the two banks," "angry ridge of water," "a boat hates shoal water"). Allusions include many references to literature (Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Dante, Don Quixote, Frankenstein, Richard III, Othello).
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Life on the Mississippi (Volume 1 of 2 ) (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427084173

Category: History

Page: 324

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Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com
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Life on the Mississippi (Volume 2 of 2 ) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427084491

Category: History

Page: 388

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Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com
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Life on the Mississippi (Volume 1 of 3 ) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1427084262

Category: History

Page: 440

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Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com
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Vor dem Sturm

Author: Jesmyn Ward

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888978815

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Ein Hurrikan braut sich über dem Mississippi-Delta zusammen, aber Esch und ihre drei Brüder, die mit dem Vater in einer zusammengezimmerten Hütte am Rande des Waldes inmitten von Hühnern und alten Autowracks leben, haben noch andere Sorgen. Mit kleinen Diebstählen und viel Liebe versucht Skeetah, die neugeborenen Welpen seiner Pitbull-Hündin China durchzubringen. Randall will Basketballprofi werden, aber zugleich müssen er und Esch sich um Junior, den Jüngsten, kümmern, dem wie allen die Mutter fehlt, die bei seiner Geburt gestorben ist. Da merkt die Fünfzehnjährige, dass sie schwanger ist – von Randalls bestem Freund, der mit einer anderen zusammenlebt. Wem kann man sich anvertrauen, wenn kaum einer für sich selbst sorgen kann? Und doch stehen die Geschwister, wortlos und mit kleinen Gesten, unverbrüchlich füreinander ein. Versuchen, ohne Geld Vorräte anzulegen, mit Treibholz das Haus sturmfest zu machen. Als die zwölf Tage, die den Rahmen für den Roman bilden, zu einem dramatischen Abschluss kommen, sammelt die Familie ihre Kräfte, um einem neuen Tag ins Gesicht zu sehen. Vor dem Sturm ist ein bewegender, großherziger Roman über Familienbande in einer Welt, in der es nur wenig Liebe gibt, über Hilfe und Gemeinschaft unter widrigsten Umständen. Lebensnah und voller Poesie, wirft die unvergessliche Geschichte einer bedrohten Familie angesichts eines Jahrhundertorkans ein Schlaglicht auf die Wirklichkeit eines anderen, bitterarmen Amerika.
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