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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 161310040X
  • Category: Authors, American
  • Page: 320
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Leben auf dem Mississippi

Leben auf dem Mississippi

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
  • ISBN: 384962479X
  • Category:
  • Page: 151
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"Leben auf dem Mississippi" (Life on the Mississippi) ist eine 1883 erschienene Erzählung des US-amerikanischen Schriftstellers Mark Twain über sein eigenes Leben als Lotse auf verschiedenen Mississippi-Dampfern in der Zeit vor und nach dem Amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg. Das Buch ist mehrfach ins Deutsche übersetzt worden. (aus wikipedia.de) Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors.

Black Life on the Mississippi

Black Life on the Mississippi

Slaves, Free Blacks, and the Western Steamboat World

  • Author: Thomas C. Buchanan
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807876565
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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All along the Mississippi--on country plantation landings, urban levees and quays, and the decks of steamboats--nineteenth-century African Americans worked and fought for their liberty amid the slave trade and the growth of the cotton South. Offering a counternarrative to Twain's well-known tale from the perspective of the pilothouse, Thomas C. Buchanan paints a more complete picture of the Mississippi, documenting the rich variety of experiences among slaves and free blacks who lived and worked on the lower decks and along the river during slavery, through the Civil War, and into emancipation. Buchanan explores the creative efforts of steamboat workers to link riverside African American communities in the North and South. The networks African Americans created allowed them to keep in touch with family members, help slaves escape, transfer stolen goods, and provide forms of income that were important to the survival of their communities. The author also details the struggles that took place within the steamboat work culture. Although the realities of white supremacy were still potent on the river, Buchanan shows how slaves, free blacks, and postemancipation freedpeople fought for better wages and treatment. By exploring the complex relationship between slavery and freedom, Buchanan sheds new light on the ways African Americans resisted slavery and developed a vibrant culture and economy up and down America's greatest river.

Life on the Mississippi (Volume 1 of 3 ) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)

Life on the Mississippi (Volume 1 of 3 ) (EasyRead Super Large 24pt Edition)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1427084262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 440
  • View: 6751
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Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt

  • Author: Jesmyn Ward
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 3956142284
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 300
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Jojo und seine kleine Schwester Kayla leben bei ihren Großeltern Mam and Pop an der Golfküste von Mississippi. Leonie, ihre Mutter, kümmert sich kaum um sie. Sie nimmt Drogen und arbeitet in einer Bar. Wenn sie high ist, wird Leonie von Visionen ihres toten Bruders heimgesucht, die sie quälen, aber auch trösten. Mam ist unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt, und der stille und verlässliche Pop versucht, den Haushalt aufrecht zu erhalten und Jojo beizubringen, wie man erwachsen wird. Als der weiße Vater von Leonies Kindern aus dem Gefängnis entlassen wird, packt sie ihre Kinder und eine Freundin ins Auto und fährt zur »Parchment Farm«, dem staatlichen Zuchthaus, um ihn abzuholen. Eine Reise voller Gefahr und Hoffnung. Jesmyn Ward erzählt so berührend wie unsentimental von einer schwarzen Familie in einer von Armut und tief verwurzeltem Rassismus geprägten Gesellschaft. Was bedeuten familiäre Bindungen, wo sind ihre Grenzen? Wie bewahrt man Würde, Liebe und Achtung, wenn man sie nicht erfährt? Singt, ihr Lebenden und ihr Toten, singt ist ein großer Roman, getragen von Wards so besonderer melodischer Sprache, ein zärtliches Familienporträt, eine Geschichte von Hoffnungen und Kämpfen, voller Anspielungen auf das Alte Testament und die Odyssee.

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

  • Author: Angie Thomas
  • Publisher: cbt Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641200148
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 512
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»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Mark Twain and "Life on the Mississippi"

Mark Twain and

  • Author: Horst Hermann Kruse
  • Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
  • ISBN: 9780870233302
  • Category: History
  • Page: 183
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A depiction of the period of Mark Twain's life when he wrote Life on the Mississippi examines the book's evolution and literary organization.

Life on The Mississippi (Illustrated)

Life on The Mississippi (Illustrated)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3730988883
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 584
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Life on the Mississippi (1883) is a memoir by Mark Twain of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the Mississippi from St. Louis to New Orleans many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river as reported by Europeans and Americans, beginning with the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.

Plantation Life on the Mississippi

Plantation Life on the Mississippi

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781455610570
  • Category: Iberville Parish (La.)
  • Page: 235
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My Life on the Mississippi

My Life on the Mississippi

or Why I am Not Mark Twain

  • Author: Richard Bissell
  • Publisher: eNet Press
  • ISBN: 1618865587
  • Category:
  • Page: N.A
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A skillful, and frequently hilarious, comparison of Mark Twain and the author, Richard Bissell. Part commentary and part autobiography, Bissell deftly interweaves family history, anecdotes, and career paths into an unforgettable linking of two outstanding authors and river boat buffs living almost a century apart.

Prehistoric Life on the Mississippi Floodplain

Prehistoric Life on the Mississippi Floodplain

Stone Tool Use, Settlement Organization, and Subsistence Practices at the Labras Lake Site, Illinois

  • Author: Richard W. Yerkes
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226951515
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 279
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At the confluence of the Illinois, the Missouri, and the Mississippi Rivers lies the "American Bottom," a broad floodplain that prehistoric peoples inhabited for millennia. Precisely how did they live? What were their ties to the natural world around them? In this study, based upon some six years of intensive archeological and geological research at Labras Lake in St. Clair County, Illinois, Richard W. Yerkes interprets a wealth of important new data in a stimulating and original fashion. With a fine-tuned control of the data, Yerkes challenges prevailing theories based on simple classifications of stone tools according to shape or on simple models of diffuse and focal economies. He views environment as a dynamic factor in economic and cultural life, rather than as merely a backdrop to it. Using incident light microscopy, he examines wear patterns on stone tools to determine what activities were performed during each period the site was inhabited—the Late Archaic, the Late Woodland, and the Mississippian. As he documents environmental change at Labras Lake, he analyzes plant and animal remains in context to explore diet and seasonal patterns of subsistence and settlement. The result is a more accurate and detailed picture than ever before what prehistoric life on the Mississippi floodplain was like. Yerkes shows how to assess the duration and size of occupations and how to determine where and when true permanent settlements arose. What others call "sedentary encampments" he reveals as sequences of small residental occupations for a narrow range of activities during shorter, seasonal periods. His contribution to the study of the development of sedentism is potentially far-reaching and will interest many North American anthropologists and archeologists.

Grammardog Guide to Life on the Mississippi

Grammardog Guide to Life on the Mississippi

  • Author: Mary Jane McKinney
  • Publisher: Grammardog LLC
  • ISBN: 160857024X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 57
  • View: 6659
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Grammardog Teacher's Guide contains 16 quizzes for this travel book. All sentences are from the book. Figurative language describes the voyage up the Mississippi ("gray beards of Spanish moss," "water's mulatto complexion," "the desert of water," "dense forest that guards the two banks," "angry ridge of water," "a boat hates shoal water"). Allusions include many references to literature (Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Dante, Don Quixote, Frankenstein, Richard III, Othello).

Life on the Mississippi (Volume 1 of 2 ) (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Life on the Mississippi (Volume 1 of 2 ) (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1427084173
  • Category: History
  • Page: 324
  • View: 4299
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Life on the Mississippi (Volume 2 of 2 ) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)

Life on the Mississippi (Volume 2 of 2 ) (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
  • ISBN: 1427084491
  • Category: History
  • Page: 388
  • View: 5729
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Tom Sawyer als Detektiv

Tom Sawyer als Detektiv

Von Huck Finn erzählt

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3743711362
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 52
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Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer als Detektiv. Von Huck Finn erzählt Erstdruck: New York, Harper Brothers, 1896. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: El Greco, Junge mit Kerze, 1570. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Life on the Mississippi, Complete

Life on the Mississippi, Complete

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 1406832707
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 452
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This large print title is set in Tiresias 16pt font as recommended by the RNIB.

Huckleberry Finn

Huckleberry Finn

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3730966111
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 362
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Huck, der Freund von Tom Sawyer, erlebt einige wahnsinnige Abenteuer. Wir lesen von Sklaverei undRassimus. Aber in erster Linie lesen wir von den Abenteuern eines richtigen Lausbuben.

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: epubli
  • ISBN: 3741821977
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Gilded Age by Mark Twain ------ The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. It is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.