Always a River
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Always a River

The Ohio River and the American Experience
Second Edition
Edited by Robert L. Reid
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/8/2010
Format: paper 288 pages, 23 b&w illus., 1 map
5.5 x 9.25 x .8125
ISBN: 978-0-253-22257-2
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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.

Author Bio

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).

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

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Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword – Kenneth L. Gladish
Acknowledgments – Robert L. Reid
New Introduction for the Second Edition – Robert L. Reid
The Force of Moving Water – Scott Russell Sanders
The Ohio Valley Revisited: Images from Nicholas Cresswell and Reuben Gold Thwaites – John A. Jakle
Settlement and Selected Landscape Imprints in the Ohio Valley – Hubert G. H. Wilhelm
The Ohio River: Artery of Movement – Michael Allen
River of Opportunity: Economic Consequences of the Ohio – Darrel E. Nigham
Engineering the Ohio – Leland R. Johnson
An Ecopolitical System of Global Significance – Boyd Keenan
Notes on the Illustrations
Selected Bibliography
Notes on the Contributors
Index
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