Mississippi River Country Tales: A Celebration of 500 Years of Deep South History

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"An engaging new history . . . A delightful surprise. Filled with enjoyable anecdotes and fast paced tales. This book is a keeper. A must for Deep South aficionados!"
--The Greenwood Commonwealth

"Fraiser relates the invaluable contributions made by people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. He points out with rare perceptiveness the continuing impact of this intriguing mix of cultures in the region today."
--The Biloxi Sun Herald

"Fraiser tells his stories in an entertaining,...

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Overview

"An engaging new history . . . A delightful surprise. Filled with enjoyable anecdotes and fast paced tales. This book is a keeper. A must for Deep South aficionados!"
--The Greenwood Commonwealth

"Fraiser relates the invaluable contributions made by people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds. He points out with rare perceptiveness the continuing impact of this intriguing mix of cultures in the region today."
--The Biloxi Sun Herald

"Fraiser tells his stories in an entertaining, clearly penned manner, stories of unlikely heroes and legendary villains, ghastly death and ghostly sightings, bright humor and dark tragedy. Mississippi River Country Tales is fascinating material."
--Delta Book News

Mississippi River Country Tales is a historic journey through the river towns of the Deep South, beginning with De Soto and early settlement of the area, through stories of land pirates, steamboats, and scoundrels, right up through the Civil War and the struggle for civil rights. The book is further accented by nearly fifty black-and-white photographs that give natives and non-natives alike a taste of this compelling history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565547872
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 1,438,475
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

JIM FRAISER is a federal administrative law judge and a law school and college instructor. He is a freelance journalist/photographer and has written regularly for various Mississippi publications. A professional actor and director, Fraiser is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    Deep South History more exciting than I realized!

    This book is the only one I've yet seen which covers the history of Mississippi and Louisiana from DeSoto to Faulkner in such a fun way. The Civil War section included stories that I never knew about, like the one about the woman impregnated by a bullet, and the story of the Star of the West, the ship fired upon to start the war at Ft. Sumpter, and later hijacked and sunk by Rebels at Greenwood, MS., to stop Grant's back door approach to Vicksburg. There are great stories from the riverboat and Natchez Trace bandit era, as well as the Teddy Roosevelt teddy bear hunt, he Casey Jones train wreck, the John L. Sullivan world championship fight in 1889, civl rights struggles, great Ole Miss & Walter Payton ballgames, Delta politics, Indian legends, haunted mansions, Jim Bowie's duels, ironclad battles, and everything you can imagine. The enjoyable, easy to read style makes this book fun, and not like some musty old history book!

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