Old Man River - The Mississippi River in North American History-logo

Old Man River - The Mississippi River in North American History

Paul Schneider

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Genres:

History

Description:

In Old Man River, Paul Schneider tells the story of the river at the center of America's rich history-the Mississippi. Some fifteen thousand years ago, the majestic river provided Paleolithic humans with the routes by which early man began to explore the continent's interior. Since then, the river has been the site of historical significance, from the arrival of Spanish and French explorers in the 16th century to the Civil War. George Washington fought his first battle near the river, and Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman both came to President Lincoln's attention after their spectacular victories on the lower Mississippi. In the 19th century, home-grown folk heroes such as Daniel Boone and the half-alligator, half-horse, Mike Fink, were creatures of the river. Mark Twain and Herman Melville led their characters down its stream in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Confidence-Man. A conduit of real-life American prowess, the Mississippi is also a river of stories and myth. Schneider traces the history of the Mississippi from its origins in the deep geologic past to the present. Though the busiest waterway on the planet today, the Mississippi remains a paradox-a devastated product of American ingenuity, and a magnificent natural wonder.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

13h 37m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

16:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:19


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

18:12


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

27:07


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:55


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

15:46


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

30:35


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

09:10


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

15:00


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

20:39


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

12:16


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

19:45


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

23:54


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

08:58


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

22:47


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

21:44


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

23:36


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

14:43


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

21:07


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

11:16


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

14:33


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

30:48


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

22:21


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

37:01


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

24:54


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

48:37


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

34:07


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

25:02


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

29:24


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

14:12


Part 6, Chapter 30
Part 6, Chapter 30

15:02


Part 6, Chapter 31
Part 6, Chapter 31

32:47


Part 6, Chapter 32
Part 6, Chapter 32

47:48


Part 7, Chapter 33
Part 7, Chapter 33

24:48


Part 7, Chapter 34
Part 7, Chapter 34

43:33


Part 7, Chapter 35
Part 7, Chapter 35

11:24


Part 7, Chapter 36
Part 7, Chapter 36

00:51