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Author Anfinson, John O.

Title The river we have wrought : a history of the upper Mississippi / John O. Anfinson
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 365 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Innumerable -- This splendid juggernaut -- The bounty of providence -- Making the Mississippi over again -- Highway of empire -- So nearly perfected by nature -- Cradle, home, and place of sojourn -- A marooned interior -- Straining at the chains -- An inland empire's need -- This noble river -- Epilogue : fourth river
Summary The River We Have Wrought is a landmark history of the upper Mississippi from early European exploration through the completion of a navigable channel and a system of locks and dams. John Anfinson examines how politics has shaped the landscapes of the Upper Midwest and how taming the Mississippi has affected economic sustainability, river ecology, and biological diversity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Human ecology -- Mississippi River.
Mississippi River -- Environmental conditions.
Mississippi River -- History.
Mississippi River -- Navigation -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002011941
ISBN 0816694109 (electronic bk.)
9780816694105 (electronic bk.)