Massive, richly documented history of Mississippi steamboating from voyage of the Virginia in 1823 to about 1870. Experiments of Robert Fulton, steamboats as cargo carriers, steamboats in Indian affairs, during the Civil War, much more. Over 130 illustrations, including numerous rare 19th-century photographs and engravings, maps and other documentation. Introduction. Notes and References.
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