Voices on the River : The Story of the Mississippi Waterways

By: HAVIGHURST, Walter.

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HAVIGHURST, Walter. Voices on the River : The Story of the Mississippi Waterways. New York : The Macmillan Company / London : Collier-Macmillan Limited, (1964). First Printing. Pp [i]-vii,(1),1-310,(2),+ 16 pp plates. Endpaper Maps. Index. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "This book surveys three centuries of transportation on the Mississippi system, from Indian canoes to the barge fleets that now dwarf the vanished steamboat traffic. It follows the frontier commerce up many rivers. It shows Indian tribes carried to exile; soldiers transported to army posts; artists, scientists and adventurers on their way to wild country; immigrants thronging river landings where the inland cities rose. Through changing channels, it follows the splash of paddle wheels and the throb of diesel towboats." - from the dj. Very good in chipped, unclipped dustjacket. 16.00

Title: Voices on the River : The Story of the Mississippi Waterways

Author Name: HAVIGHURST, Walter.

Categories: 75,

Publisher: Macmillan Company / Collier-Macmillan Limited, New York / London , 1964,:

Seller ID: 91443

Keywords: NAUTICAL WATERWAY WATERWAYS TRANSPORT HISTORY MISSISSIPPI RIVER AMERICAN UNITED STATES RIVERS TRANSPORTATION,