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Arteries of the Nation: Rivers of Redemption in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Henry Dumas's “Ark of Bones”

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter reads rivers as a synecdoche of the nation. Historically, rivers were both arteries of the slave trade and conduits to freedom, as their surrounding geographies determined such ... More


Eastern Shock Waves on Western Shores, ca. 1650–1680

Robbie Ethridge

in From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834350
eISBN:
9781469603742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899335_ethridge.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter focuses on the Atlantic seaboard, which became a shatter zone. Shock waves from these disruptions began emanating out of the east and reverberating throughout the lower South to the ... More


Fleur-de-lis: Catholicism in French Lower Louisiana and the Gulf Coast, 1673–1763

James M. Woods

in A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513–1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035321
eISBN:
9780813039046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035321.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In July 1673, on the Mississippi River just above its junction with the Arkansas River, a French Catholic missionary first encountered natives in what would become the American South. French Jesuit ... More


Coming of Age in Mississippi: The Life and Times of Warner McCary

Angela Pulley Hudson

in Real Native Genius: How an Ex-Slave and a White Mormon Became Famous Indians

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624433
eISBN:
9781469624457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624433.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter focuses on Warner McCary's desire to escape his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, and his own painful past by reinventing himself. It explores the brickyards and barbershops of the ... More


Rivers Into Waterways: Barging, Locks, and Dams

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how barging diminished the value of American rivers as a natural resource and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. America's experience with canals clearly ... More


Western Expansion of the Shatter Zone, ca. 1680–1700

Robbie Ethridge

in From Chicaza to Chickasaw: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, 1540-1715

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834350
eISBN:
9781469603742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899335_ethridge.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter shows that, at the time of the Soto entrada, Chicaza had little intercourse with people on the Mississippi River. Perhaps as early as 1650, however, the Chickasaws entered into the new ... More


An Unnatural River: How We Got Here

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter first discusses how the Mississippi River has been bent to the will of humans. Armed with the technology of the Industrial Revolution, American engineers of the nineteenth century began ... More


A Decade of Record Floods (1903–1913): The Federal Government Tackles Floods, but with Levees Only

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the most severe flooding of the Mississippi River basin in the early 1900s. These include the flood of 1903, which was the most devastating flood that residents along the ... More


1 An Unnatural River: How We Got Here

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter first discusses how the Mississippi River has been bent to the will of humans. Armed with the technology of the Industrial Revolution, American engineers of the nineteenth century began ... More


2 A Decade of Record Floods (1903–1913): The Federal Government Tackles Floods, but with Levees Only

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the most severe flooding of the Mississippi River basin in the early 1900s. These include the flood of 1903, which was the most devastating flood that residents along the ... More


Where Five Rivers Meet: The Far Western Waters of Kentucky

Susan P. Hendricks

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The convergence of five river systems in far western Kentucky significantly influenced the progress of human settlement and activity over the past several thousand years in the area now known as the ... More


The Wild West: Historical Setting

Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rodgers

in The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West: History, Excavation, and Architecture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032542
eISBN:
9780813039244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032542.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The first steamboat on the Missouri River was the Independence, which traveled over 200 miles (321.9 km) above St. Louis in 1819. By the 1850s and 1860s, Montana Territory's newly discovered gold ... More


Winter Campaigns

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.10
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Union advances down the Mississippi River resumed by the late fall of 1862. Grant's northern Mississippi campaign involved placing newly raised regiments on garrison duty to free up veterans for the ... More


Black Water Rising: The Myth of Flood Control

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how flood control diminished the value of American rivers as a natural resource and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. The federal government warns that floods ... More


Water Quality and Natural Resources in the Green River Basin

Brad D. Lee, Tanja N. Williamson, and Angela S. Crain

in Water in Kentucky: Natural History, Communities, and Conservation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168685
eISBN:
9780813169941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168685.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the water quality and resources of the 370-mile-long Green River and the surrounding wetlands, reservoirs, and streams. This river demonstrates the interrelation between ... More


Spring and Summer 1861

Earl J. Hess

in The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807835425
eISBN:
9781469601892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869840_hess.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter on April 12–14, 1861 was an overt act of violence and lawlessness, solidifying a common cause for Northerners. Another issue that emerged among the ... More


War on the Gulf Coast: The Spanish Fight against William Augustus Bowles

Gilbert C. Din

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037523
eISBN:
9780813042145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037523.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This book, based on extensive Spanish documentation, presents a new perspective on William Augustus Bowles's life and the Spanish fight against him on the Florida Gulf Coast, rejecting the notion ... More


The Illinois Country in Transition, 1763–1765

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Louis St. Ange de Bellerive's career during the critical years 1763–1765, as he moved his commandancy westward across the Illinois Country from Vincennes to Fort de Chartres ... More


What Happened in 1950?

David L. Kirchman

in Dead Zones: The Loss of Oxygen from Rivers, Lakes, Seas, and the Ocean

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197520376
eISBN:
9780197520406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197520376.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses what happened around 1950 that led to the expansion of dead zones. For the Gulf of Mexico, there are many reasons to think the flow of the Mississippi River has changed since ... More


Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

American engineers have done astounding things to bend the Mississippi River to their will: forcing one of its tributaries to flow uphill, transforming over a thousand miles of roiling currents into ... More


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