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

Author: Stephen E Ambrose; Douglas Brinkley; Sam Abell
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the Mississippi River, tracing its length from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, and discussing its important role in the history of the United States. Includes photographs, period illustrations, artwork, documents, and maps.
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose; Douglas Brinkley; Sam Abell
ISBN: 0792269136 9780792269137
OCLC Number: 50149576
Description: [14], 273 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, facsimiles ; 24 x 29 cm
Contents: Head of passes --
New Orleans --
Portfolio : the delta --
River road plantations --
Natchez --
Portfolio : the Old South --
The delta : from Vicksburg on --
Memphis --
Portfolio : the river in flood --
The great confluence --
St. Louis --
Portfolio : the Delta Queen --
Mark Twain country --
The quad cities and Dubuque --
Portfolio : the headwaters --
Minnesota.
Responsibility: Stephen E. Ambrose, Douglas G. Brinkley ; photographs by Sam Abell.

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