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Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mississippi River
  • Page: 465
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A memoir of the steamboat era on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War. The first half details a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1541 and describes Twain's career as a Mississippi steamboat pilot, the fulfillment of a childhood dream. The second half of Life on the Mississippi tells of Twain's return, many years after, to travel the river from St. Louis to New Orleans. By then the competition from railroads had made steamboats passe, in spite of improvements in navigation and boat construction. Twain sees new, large cities on the river, and records his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture.

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: (Illustrated)

Life on the Mississippi: (Illustrated)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Osmora Incorporated
  • ISBN: 2765904138
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 200
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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.

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.

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:
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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.

Life On The Mississippi (密西西比河上的生活)

Life On The Mississippi (密西西比河上的生活)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 67
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Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river.

The Complete Non-Fiction Writings of Mark Twain

The Complete Non-Fiction Writings of Mark Twain

Old Times on the Mississippi + Life on the Mississippi + Christian Science + Queen Victoria’s Jubilee + My Platonic Sweetheart + Editorial Wild Oats

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026804619
  • Category: History
  • Page: 2257
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Non-Fiction Writings of Mark Twain” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This collection comprises six non-fiction works Mark Twain published over the course of his life. Table of Contents: Old Times on the Mississippi Life on the Mississippi Christian Science Queen Victoria’s Jubilee My Platonic Sweetheart Editorial Wild Oats Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876).