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Author Feldman, Jay, 1943-

Title When the Mississippi ran backwards : empire, intrigue, murder, and the New Madrid earthquakes / Jay Feldman.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Free Press, c2005.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    551.22 FEL    Available
Description viii, 307 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-294) and index.
Contents I: Portents -- A time of extraordinaries -- II: Rumblings -- A country equal to our most sanguine wishes -- Disappointments and sufferings -- One of those uncommon geniuses -- The impending destruction -- The bloody ground -- The monster of the waters -- III: Upheaval -- All nature was in a state of dissolution -- A real chaos -- IV: Aftershocks -- The accumulated load of public odium -- A war of extirpation -- The fatal blow -- The field of slaughter.
Subject New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812.
Indians of North America -- Missouri -- History -- 19th century.
Indians of North America -- Wars -- 1812-1815.
Mississippi River -- History -- 19th century.
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- 1803-1865.
New Madrid Region (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0743242785 (alk. paper) : $27.00

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