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The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi

By: John O Anfinson

336 pages, 30 B/w illus, 9 tabs

University of Minnesota Press

Hardback | Mar 2003 | #137877 | ISBN: 0816640238
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Anfinson explains the origins of navigation improvements and traces the physical design of the river to the grain empire's feud with railroads and to the politics of port cities. He also reveals how the conservation movement rose to challenge navigation's supremacy, questioning the impact of locks and dams on the ecology of the river.

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