River We Have Wrought by John O. Anfinson
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River We Have Wrought
By John O. Anfinson

The River We Have Wrought

A History of the Upper Mississippi

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River We Have Wrought by John O. Anfinson

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The River We Have Wrought is a landmark history of the upper Mississippi, from early European exploration through the completion of a navigable channel and a system of locks and dams in the mid-twentieth century. John Anfinson examines how politics has shaped the landscapes of the Upper Midwest and how taming the Mississippi River has affected economic sustainability, river ecology, and biological diversity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816640249
ISBN-10: 0816640246
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 159mm x 20mm)
Pages: 388
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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The sweeping history of the upper Mississippi and how it's been changed by human intervention.

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Author Biography - John O. Anfinson

John O. Anfinson is a historian with the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. For nearly twenty years he was the historian for the Saint Paul District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is a founding board member of the Friends of the Mississippi River, an organization dedicated to improving the Mississippi's environmental health.

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