The Resource River of dreams : imagining the Mississippi before Mark Twain, Thomas Ruys Smith

River of dreams : imagining the Mississippi before Mark Twain, Thomas Ruys Smith

Label
River of dreams : imagining the Mississippi before Mark Twain
Title
River of dreams
Title remainder
imagining the Mississippi before Mark Twain
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Ruys Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Even in the decades before Mark Twain enthralled the world with his evocative representations of the Mississippi, the river played an essential role in American culture and consciousness. Throughout the antebellum era, the Mississippi acted as a powerful symbol of America's conception of itself--and the world's conception of America. As Twain understood, "The Mississippi is well worth reading about." Thomas Ruys Smith's River of Dreams is an examination of the Mississippi's role in the antebellum imagination, exploring its cultural position in literature, art, thought, and national life
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
810.9/3277
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.M58
LC item number
S65 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
Label
River of dreams : imagining the Mississippi before Mark Twain, Thomas Ruys Smith
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-223) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the American Nile : "ultima thule" -- Empire : Jefferson and "the Mississippi we must have" -- Frontier : Jackson and the "half-horse, half-alligators" -- Travel and tourism : Europeans on "this foul stream" -- Moving panoramas : the "useful illusion" of the visual Mississippi -- Crime and punishment : "extraordinary metaphysical scamps" in the Mississippi underworld -- Epilogue : the Civil War and Mark Twain
Control code
ocn707092592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 232 pages, [10] pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807143070
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25634082
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)707092592
  • acaebk0807143073

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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