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When the Mississippi ran backwards : empire, intrigue, murder, and the New Madrid earthquakes

Author: Jay Feldman
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Free Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of the ecological and historical impact of a series of Mississippi River Valley earthquakes in 1811 and 1812 documents how towns were destroyed and political loyalties were altered, changing the course of the War of 1812.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Feldman
ISBN: 0743242785 9780743242783 9780743242790 0743242793
OCLC Number: 56685129
Description: viii, 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: I: Portents --
A time of extraordinaries --
II: Rumblings --
A country equal to our most sanguine wishes --
Disappointments and sufferings --
One of those uncommon geniuses --
The impending destruction --
The bloody ground --
The monster of the waters --
III: Upheaval --
All nature was in a state of dissolution --
A real chaos --
IV: Aftershocks --
The accumulated load of public odium --
A war of extirpation --
The fatal blow --
The field of slaughter.
Responsibility: Jay Feldman.
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