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When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes
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When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes

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by Jay Feldman
 

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On December 15, 1811, two of Thomas Jefferson's nephews murdered a slave in cold blood and put his body parts into a roaring fire. The evidence would have been destroyed but for a rare act of God — or, as some believed, of the Indian chief Tecumseh.

That same day, the Mississippi River's first steamboat, piloted by Nicholas Roosevelt, powered itself toward

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When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent information, Easy read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fabulous read that weaves together a half dozen stories centered around the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquakes. The book discusses the unique geologic conditions of the Mississippi River Valley that lead to the earthquakes and how the early settlers in the region lived through it all. The United States in its infancy was profoundly affected by the seismic events yet it was something I never heard about in other history books. Sobering to read about the effects it had in 1811-1812 and makes one wonder what would happen if the New Madrid fault zone became active again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Historically fascinating. Perfectly correlated so all can understand,admire and never forget. Bravo
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