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Life in a Mississippi River town

by Laura Fischer

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  • 31 Currently reading

Published by Heinemann Library in Chicago .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mississippi River Valley
    • Subjects:
    • City and town life -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • River life -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • City and town life -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.,
    • River life -- Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Mississippi River Valley -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Mississippi River Valley -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.,
    • Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 19th century.

    • About the Edition

      An overview of everyday life in the cities of the central Mississippi River Valley between 1820 and 1870, when the river was the primary means of transportation.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.

      StatementLaura Fischer.
      GenreJuvenile literature.
      SeriesPicture the past
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF353 .F54 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination32 p. :
      Number of Pages32
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3673133M
      ISBN 101403437971, 1403442835
      LC Control Number2003005420

        Eventually, however, the once booming town began a downward spiral partially due to the Mississippi River changing course after the Civil War. As if that weren’t bad enough, the town suffered two severe fires as well as the yellow fever epidemics of and Author: Daniella Dirienzo. Book Summary. Tilly Pruitt and her family live in a muddy Illinois river town on the banks of the Mississippi. Everyone in the family seems to fear the coming of the Civil War except Tilly's twin brother, Noah, who makes Mama nervous by marching in town with the other boys, all of them anxious to fight to preserve the Union.

        Just across the Mississippi River is the historic town of Natchez, Mississippi, which was founded in and is one of the oldest settlements in the ting the two cities is the Natchez-Vidalia Bridge. The original span was constructed in by the Works Progress Administration.   Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain is his memoir about vital river life during the steamboat era and a remembrance of it after the Civil War.. Mark Twain () grew up Samuel Langhorne Clemens on the Mississippi River in the small town of Hannibal, Missouri. Twain was a journalist, essayist, and writer of short stories and novels.

        Here are materials we consider critical to our growing River People Library: Buchanan, T. C. (). Black life on the Mississippi: Slaves, free Blacks, and the western steamboat Hill: University of North Carolina Press.   What has made the Mississippi River so famous is not only the importance it plays to those towns surrounding it but the way in which Mark Twain uses the river in many of his literary works as an important motif. Twain retells his experiences on the Mississippi river in a memoir published in , centered on his life as a steamboat pilot.


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[Laura Fischer] -- An overview of everyday life in the cities of the central Mississippi River Valley between andwhen the river was the primary means of. An overview of everyday life in the cities of the central Mississippi River Valley between andwhen the river was the primary means of transportation Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and indexPages: A classic Mark Twain book based on his own life as a pilot of a steamboat traversing the Mississippi River in the s prior to the Civil War.

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Hannibal would become the model for St. Petersburg, the fictionalized setting of Twain’s two most popular novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New Madrid: A Mississippi River Town in History and Legend focuses on the hearts and minds of a restless population as it moved west into the Mississippi River Valley in the s.

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The river-port town of New Madrid, Missouri, strategically located just below the junction of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and destined to be the capital of "New Spain", was en route for thousands of early.