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The Science of Deep History: Old Accounts and Modern Science of New Madrid

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1912, United States Geological Survey researcher Myron L. Fuller published an account of the New Madrid earthquakes. This report languished until seismologist Otto Nuttli re-focused scientific ... More


Sunk Lands and Submerged Knowledge: How War, Swamps, and Seismographs Hid Evidence of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Social, environmental, and scientific changes from the 1860s to the 1960s submerged knowledge of the New Madrid earthquakes. During the Civil War, guerilla warfare and the Battle of Island Number 10 ... More


A Great Commotion: The Experience of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter uses first-person accounts, especially by Mississippi River merchant William Leigh Pierce, to narrate the multiple shocks of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812 which struck ... More


Earthquakes and the End of the New Madrid Hinterland

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The New Madrid earthquakes have been regarded as without consequence: they shook but did not change human lives. Newly-discovered probate records, along with environmental and cartographic ... More


Vernacular Science: Knowing Earthquakes in the Early United States

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Animated, widespread discussion of the New Madrid earthquakes demonstrates the vitality of early American science, which has long been dismissed as derivative and inconsequential. Scientific ... More


The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Conevery Bolton Valencius

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the winter of 1811-1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley. The earth cracked, huge sand blows spurted liquefied sand, and the Mississippi River ran backwards. People ... More


The Quaking Body: Sensation, Electricity, and Religious Revival

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many people across North America experienced the New Madrid earthquakes as a set of physical sensations. The earthquakes made them feel sick, drunk, nauseous, dizzy, and afraid. Their bodily ... More


: Earthquake Cracks

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1830s, Davy Crockett wrote about stumbling into “earthquake cracks” during a bear hunt. His matter-of-fact reporting of earthquake evidence contrasts with how the New Madrid earthquakes soon ... More


Revival and Resistance: Earthquakes on Native Ground

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The New Madrid earthquakes had important consequences for Indians in North America. For people in the Cherokee Nation in the midst of a period of cultural upheaval and social stress, the earthquakes ... More


: Memory and Earth in the Mississippi Valley

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Sand blows remain visible around the New Madrid earthquake epicenters, but are so large and abundant that they become invisible, part of the unseen background of terrain. In the same way, the New ... 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


Skepticism and the Architecture of Trust

Douglas Allchin

in Sacred Bovines: The Ironies of Misplaced Assumptions in Biology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190490362
eISBN:
9780197559659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490362.003.0021
Subject:
Education, Teaching of a Specific Subject

Consider the controversy, not long ago, over prostate cancer screening. A presidential task force scaled back recommended testing. But many doctors, citing important cases where screening detected ... More


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