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Always a River, Second edition: The Ohio River and the American Experience
     

Always a River, Second edition: The Ohio River and the American Experience

by Robert L. Reid (Editor)
 

The ever-changing Ohio River flows through time as well as space, connecting us with the past as it links Pittsburgh with Cincinnati, Cairo, and New Orleans. Always a River views the Ohio through the perspective of history, geography, political science, economics, and literature. Essays by Scott Russell Sanders, John A. Jakle, Hubert G. H. Wilhelm, Michael Allen,

Overview

The ever-changing Ohio River flows through time as well as space, connecting us with the past as it links Pittsburgh with Cincinnati, Cairo, and New Orleans. Always a River views the Ohio through the perspective of history, geography, political science, economics, and literature. Essays by Scott Russell Sanders, John A. Jakle, Hubert G. H. Wilhelm, Michael Allen, Darrel E. Bigham, Leland R. Johnson, and Boyd Keenan tell about the settlement period of the river, its economic importance, the different phases of engineering over a long period of time, and the river as an eco-political system. This revised edition includes a new introduction with a historical overview, as well as an up-to-date map and index.

Editorial Reviews

You can gain a strong first sense of the Ohio River's importance in American history by simply looking at a map, tracing with your eyes its 1,300-mile span, and contemplating how its location and path reflects lines of force and strife. The collection of essays views this Masion-Dixon line divide through the prisms of history, literature, geography, political sciences and science. Contributors include Michael Allen, Scott Russell Sanders, John A. Jakle, Hubert G.H. Wilhelm, Darrel E. Bigham, Boyd Keenan, and Leland R. Johnson.

Forest & Conservation History

"An enjoyable and informative regional vignette of one of our country's most important rivers." —Forest & Conservation History

From the Publisher
"An enjoyable and informative regional vignette of one of our country's most important rivers." —Forest & Conservation History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253222572
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/21/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,293,629
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Reid is Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Indiana. He is editor of Back Home Again: Indiana in the Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1935–1943 (IUP, 1987).

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