This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations.
Author: Dina Anastasio
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Discover the history and culture of one of the most famous waterways in the world: the mighty Mississippi! The most famous river in America runs like a spine between the eastern and western parts of the country, flowing through ten states before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico. The mighty Miss also flows through the history of America, giving rise to great stories about the people who lived on it and used it as a watery highway, from Native Americans and European explorers to skillful riverboat captains and colorful gamblers traveling on luxurious steamboats. And of course it was the first truly American writer, Mark Twain, who grew up along its banks and made the Mississippi River famous around the world. This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations.
With discussion of topics such as the religions of the Black Atlantic, religion and empire, antebellum religious movements, the Mormons at Nauvoo, black religion in the delta, Catholicism in the Deep South, and Johnny Cash and religion, ...
Author: Michael Pasquier
Publisher: Indiana University Press
From the colonial period to the present, the Mississippi River has impacted religious communities from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Exploring the religious landscape along the 2,530 miles of the largest river system in North America, the essays in Gods of the Mississippi make a compelling case for American religion in motion—not just from east to west, but also from north to south. With discussion of topics such as the religions of the Black Atlantic, religion and empire, antebellum religious movements, the Mormons at Nauvoo, black religion in the delta, Catholicism in the Deep South, and Johnny Cash and religion, this volume contributes to a richer understanding of this diverse, dynamic, and fluid religious world.
Fischer's storytelling explores the struggle between engineers and naturalists, the effects of Hurricane Katrina, and her own immersion into river life"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Katherine Fischer
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"A twenty-first-century perspective of the Mississippi River's environmental, industrial, and recreational qualities viewed through stories and photographs reflecting the lives of those who live and work in its vicinity. Fischer's storytelling explores the struggle between engineers and naturalists, the effects of Hurricane Katrina, and her own immersion into river life"--Provided by publisher.
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Specialists from archaeology, ethnohistory, physical anthropology, and cultural anthropology bring their varied points of view to this subject in an attempt to answer basic questions about the nature and ...
Author: David H. Dye
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
A Dan Josselyn Memorial Publication Specialists from archaeology, ethnohistory, physical anthropology, and cultural anthropology bring their varied points of view to this subject in an attempt to answer basic questions about the nature and extent of social change within the time period. The scholars' overriding concerns include presentation of a scientifically accurate depiction of the native cultures in the Central Mississippi Valley prior and immediately subsequent to European contact and the need to document the ensuing social and biological changes that eventually led to the widespread depopulation and cultural reorientation. Their findings lead to three basic hypotheses that will focus the scholarly research for decades to come. Contributors include: George J. Armelagos, Ian W. Brown, Chester B. DePratter, George F. Fielder, Jr., James B. Griffin, M. Cassandra Hill, Michael P. Hoffman, Charles Hudson, R. Barry Lewis, Dan F. Morse, Phyllis A. Morse, Mary Lucas Powell, Cynthia R. Price, James F. Price, Gerald P. Smith, Marvin T. Smith, and Stephen Williams
The second half of Life on the Mississippi tells of Twain's return, many years after, to travel the river from St. Louis to New Orleans.
Author: Mark Twain
Category: Mississippi River
A memoir of the steamboat era on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The first half details a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541 and describes Twain's career as a Mississippi steamboat pilot, the fulfillment of a childhood dream. The second half of Life on the Mississippi tells of Twain's return, many years after, to travel the river from St. Louis to New Orleans. By then the competition from railroads had made steamboats passe, in spite of improvements in navigation and boat construction. Twain sees new, large cities on the river, and records his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture.
This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com.
Author: John Shea
Publisher: Applewood Books
This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from GeneralBooksClub.com. You can also preview excerpts from the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Redfield in 1852 in 366 pages; Subjects: Mississippi River; Mississippi river; History / United States / General; History / United States / State & Local / General; History / United States / State & Local / Midwest; History / United States / State & Local / South; Travel / United States / General; Travel / United States / Midwest / General;
Other authorities are : Winsor , Cartier to Frontenac and Narrative and Critical
History of America ; Monette , History of the Valley of the Mississippi ; Thomas
Falconer , On the Discovery of the Mississippi ; William Kingsford , History of
____13. Now the piles of damp bagasse burn slowly, and smoke like Satan's
own kitchen. EXERCISE 9 STYLE: FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE ____14. And if he
can 17 LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI by Mark Twain – Grammar and Style.
Author: Mary Jane McKinney
Publisher: Grammardog LLC
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).
Spectacular modern aerial photographs of twenty-three of the towns dramatically illustrate changes to the urban scene and demonstrate the lasting influence of the initial city patterns on subsequent growth.
More than eleven thousand years ago, the first Native Americans hunted along
the banks of the Mississippi to take advantage of the natural bounty of the river.
The alluvial lands along the banks provided a rich habitat for plants and animals
Author: George S. Pabis
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Rich thematic chapters explore the daily lives of Americans living along the Mississippi River, from pre-Columbian times to the present.
CHAPTER I. The River and Its History THE MISSISSIPPI is well worth reading
about. It is not a commonplace river, but on the contrary is in all ways remarkable.
Considering the Missouri its main branch, it is the longest river in the world—four
Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
Lively recollections of Twain's salad days as a novice steamboat pilot to views from the passenger deck in the twilight of the river culture's heyday. Engrossing and entertaining anecdotes by a peerless storyteller.