The Mississippi and the making of a nation: from the Louisiana Purchase to today

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National Geographic,
Pub. Date:
c2002.
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English
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From northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River runs its course along the borders of ten states and cleanly bisects the nation. But the Mississippi is more than an imposing natural landmark; it is embedded in every facet of America?s national identity. Stephen E. Ambrose, renowned author of Undaunted Courage, historian Douglas G. Brinkley, author of The Unfinished Presidency, and award-winning National Geographic photographer Sam Abell traveled the entire length of the Mississippi?from its mouth at Delacroix Island, Louisiana, to its source at Itasca, Minnesota?to bring readers the full, rich history of AmericaÌs great river. In 11 chapters, each covering a length of the river, readers will witness the early explorations of DeSoto and the momentous signing of the Louisiana Purchase; they will meet Jim Bowie, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert Johnson; they will relive the Civil War and the Great Flood, the Underground Railroad and the Trail of Tears; and they will discover the immense impact of the Mississippi on American arts, from the birth of the Blues to the literature of Mark Twain and T.S. Eliot. To expand the book?s visual dimension, each chapter of The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation is illustrated with period paintings, lithographs, artifacts, and maps, and features unique photographic essays by Sam Abell. The result is a lively, comprehensive, and beautiful work that panoramically explores and celebrates the American icon that is the Mighty Mississippi as it celebrates America itself.
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subject_facet Frontier and pioneer life -- United States, Mississippi River -- History, Mississippi River -- Pictorial works, Mississippi River Valley -- History, Mississippi River Valley -- Pictorial works, National Geographic Virtual Library, United States -- Territorial expansion, West (U.S.) -- History
title_display The Mississippi and the making of a nation : from the Louisiana purchase to today
title_full The Mississippi and the making of a nation : from the Louisiana purchase to today / Stephen E. Ambrose, Douglas G. Brinkley ; photography by Sam Abell, The Mississippi and the making of a nation [electronic resource] : from the Louisiana Purchase to today / Stephen E. Ambrose, Douglas G. Brinkley ; photographs by Sam Abell
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