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Mississippi By Udeema Shakya
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A student's guide to Mississippi
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 8 By MISSISSIPPI NARRATIVES
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“Josh,(The Master) he’s been daid fer a long time now but we had a good life out at Waverly an’ many a night stood outside de parlor do’ an’ watch de white folks at dey... More > big dances an’ parties. De folks was pow’ful nice to us an’ we raised a passel er chullun out dar. All of ‘em ‘ceptin’ three be daid now. George is de oldes’ of those lef’. He’s a bricklayer, carpenter, preacher, an’ mos anything else he ‘cides to call hisse’f. He’s got 19 or 20 chullun, I dis’members which. Edith ain’t got so many. She live up North. I lives wid my other darter an’ her gal. I named her afte’ my sisters.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 8 By MISSISSIPPI NARRATIVES
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“Josh,(The Master) he’s been daid fer a long time now but we had a good life out at Waverly an’ many a night stood outside de parlor do’ an’ watch de white folks at dey... More > big dances an’ parties. De folks was pow’ful nice to us an’ we raised a passel er chullun out dar. All of ‘em ‘ceptin’ three be daid now. George is de oldes’ of those lef’. He’s a bricklayer, carpenter, preacher, an’ mos anything else he ‘cides to call hisse’f. He’s got 19 or 20 chullun, I dis’members which. Edith ain’t got so many. She live up North. I lives wid my other darter an’ her gal. I named her afte’ my sisters.< Less
Battle For Charleston April 2009 By Mississippi Tom
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Civil War Re-enactment at Charleston, SC April 2009
Legends of Mississippi By FCAHS Mississippi Writers
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This is a compilation of local legends adapted by students.
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain, of his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil War, and also a travel book, recounting his trip along the... More > Mississippi many years after the War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River in a section that was first published in 1876, entitled "Old Times on the Mississippi". In the second half, Twain narrates his trip many years later on a steamboat from St. Louis to New Orleans. He describes the competition from railroads, and the new, large cities, and adds his observations on greed, gullibility, tragedy, and bad architecture. He also tells some stories that are most likely tall tales.< Less
Mississippi Steamboats By Arthur Wyllie
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This is the story of George Merrick. He operated a steamboat on the Mississippi river from 1854-1863. it is his personal account and is written in the first person. A fascinating look at what it was... More > like living on the Mississippi in the mid-nineteenth century.< Less
The Mississippi Blogs By Charles Leck
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Blogs recounting the experiences of Charles Leck as a Mississippi Civil Rights worker in 1964 and his return to the state in 2008 to celebrate 21 June 1964.
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Blogs recounting the experiences of Charles Leck as a Mississippi Civil Rights worker in 1964 and his return to the state in 2008 to celebrate 21 June 1964.
Life on the Mississippi By Mark Twain
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Published in 1883 simultaneously in the United States and the United Kingdom by James R. Osgood and by Chatto and Windus respectively, Life on the Mississippi was Twain's fifth travelogue book, a... More > count that includes the prior publication Old Times on the Mississippi, which was included as a distinct segment in this work. The book is in two essential parts, a recollection of Twain's time on the river as a steamboat pilot before the Civil War and a familiar travelogue of a trip from St Louis to New Orleans many years later. The second segment includes a number of 'stories' some or all of which may be fictionalised.< Less