When the Mississippi Ran Backwards

When the Mississippi Ran Backwards

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On December 15, 1811, two of Thomas Jefferson's nephews murdered a slave in cold blood and put his body parts into a roaring fire. The evidence would have been destroyed but for a rare act of God -- or, as some believed, of the Indian chief Tecumseh.

That same day, the Mississippi River's first steamboat, piloted by Nicholas Roosevelt, powered itself toward New Orleans on its maiden voyage. The sky grew hazy and red, and jolts of electricity flashed in the air.… (more)

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Publisher: Free Press (March 01, 2005)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 2.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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