The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi by John O. AnfinsonThe River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi by John O. Anfinson

The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi

byJohn O. Anfinson

Paperback | February 10, 2005

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The River We Have Wrought is a landmark history of the upper Mississippi, from early European exploration through the completion of a navigable channel and a system of locks and dams in the mid-twentieth century. John Anfinson examines how politics has shaped the landscapes of the Upper Midwest and how taming the Mississippi River has affected economic sustainability, river ecology, and biological diversity.
John O. Anfinson is a historian with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. For nearly twenty years he was the historian for the Saint Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a founding board member of the Friends of the Mississippi River, an organization dedicated to improving the Mississippi's environme...
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Title:The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper MississippiFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9 × 5.88 × 0.8 inPublished:February 10, 2005Publisher:University Of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816640246

ISBN - 13:9780816640249

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Table of Contents

ContentsAcknowledgements Introduction Innumerable This Splendid Juggernaut The Bounty of Providence Making the Mississippi Over Again Highway of Empire So Nearly Perfected by Nature Cradle, Home, and Place of Sojourn A Marooned Interior Straining at the Chains An Inland Empire's Need This Noble River Epilogue: Fourth RiverNotes Index

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"This book demonstrates wide research and thoughtful synthesis of many sources . . . certainly an important book." -Minnesota History