Where Is the Mississippi River

Where Is the Mississippi River

This book, part of the New York Times best-selling series, is enhanced by eighty illustrations.

Author: Dina Anastasio

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515158250

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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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.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Minn of the Mississippi

Minn of the Mississippi

Follows the adventures of Minn, a three-legged snapping turtle, as she slowly makes her way from her birthplace at the headwaters of the Mississippi River to the mouth of river on the Gulf of Mexico.

Author:

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395273994

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 85

View: 706

Follows the adventures of Minn, a three-legged snapping turtle, as she slowly makes her way from her birthplace at the headwaters of the Mississippi River to the mouth of river on the Gulf of Mexico.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gods of the Mississippi

Gods of the Mississippi

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

ISBN: 9780253008039

Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 717

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.
Categories: Religion

Dreaming the Mississippi

Dreaming the Mississippi

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

ISBN: 0826265472

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 554

"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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Towns and Temples Along the Mississippi

Towns and Temples Along the Mississippi

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

ISBN: 9780817304553

Category: History

Page: 292

View: 653

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
Categories: History

Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

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

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044080901317

Category: Mississippi River

Page: 465

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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.
Categories: Mississippi River

Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley

Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley

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

ISBN: 9781429023146

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 313

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;
Categories: History

Report of the Mississippi River Commission

Report of the Mississippi River Commission

Author: United States. Mississippi River Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044102951969

Category: Mississippi River

Page:

View: 341

Categories: Mississippi River

The Mississippi River

The Mississippi River

Introduces the Mississippi River, discussing its source, outlet, history, and uses today.

Author: Nathan Olson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736824839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 491

Introduces the Mississippi River, discussing its source, outlet, history, and uses today.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mississippi

The Mississippi

Author: Francis Vinton Greene

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175014936986

Category: Mississippi River

Page: 276

View: 950

Categories: Mississippi River

The Opening of The Mississippi

The Opening of The Mississippi

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
Canada ...

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Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN:

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Grammardog Guide to Life on the Mississippi

Grammardog Guide to Life on the Mississippi

____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

ISBN: 9781608570249

Category: Education

Page: 57

View: 509

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).
Categories: Education

Cities of the Mississippi

Cities of the Mississippi

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.

Author: John William Reps

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826209399

Category: Architecture

Page: 342

View: 630

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Categories: Architecture

Daily Life Along the Mississippi

Daily Life Along the Mississippi

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

ISBN: 031333563X

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 720

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

Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

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
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Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486114903

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

View: 299

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.
Categories: Literary Collections