Always a River: The Ohio River and the American Experience

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.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.
Always a River The Ohio River and the American Experience 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 p

  • Title: Always a River: The Ohio River and the American Experience
  • Author: Robert L. Reid
  • ISBN: 9780253222572
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Always a River: The Ohio River and the American Experience”

    1. Excellent review of the history of the Ohio River with plenty of information on how the river was engineered by the Army Corps of Engineers. The book is a collection of essays that did seem repetitive in parts but it gave me a good perspective on the efforts to enhance the river over the past 200 years. Key excerpts below:- Cincinnati became a virtual "German" town. Baumann actively recruited German craftsman and laborers for his wide ranging commercial and industrial activities.- In reference t [...]

    2. Some interesting history of the Ohio River system from colonial times to today. The politics involved in keeping it safe and clean as well as the politics in sustaining the needed energy provided by it's resources were all discussed as well as need to maintain jobs for those living in this area. It will never be the river it once was but will remain an important feature in our American landscape.Methods used to make the river deep enough for boat use year round were interesting. Time and technol [...]

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