Always a River, Second Edition

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 139.7 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 23 b&w illus., 1 map
  • 0253222575
  • 9780253222572

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

About Robert L. Reid

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).show more

Table of contents

ContentsForeword - Kenneth L. GladishAcknowledgments - Robert L. ReidNew Introduction for the Second Edition - Robert L. ReidThe Force of Moving Water - Scott Russell SandersThe Ohio Valley Revisited: Images from Nicholas Cresswell and Reuben Gold Thwaites - John A. JakleSettlement and Selected Landscape Imprints in the Ohio Valley - Hubert G. H. WilhelmThe Ohio River: Artery of Movement - Michael AllenRiver of Opportunity: Economic Consequences of the Ohio - Darrel E. NighamEngineering the Ohio - Leland R. JohnsonAn Ecopolitical System of Global Significance - Boyd Keenan Notes on the IllustrationsSelected BibliographyNotes on the ContributorsIndexshow more

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