Portraits of the Riverboats William C. Davis

ISBN: 9781571454935

Published: May 1st 2001

Hardcover

144 pages


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Portraits of the Riverboats  by  William C. Davis

Portraits of the Riverboats by William C. Davis
May 1st 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 144 pages | ISBN: 9781571454935 | 4.11 Mb

Whether called a riverboat, paddleboat, sternwheeler, or showboat, the steamboat revolutionized river travel between 1810 and the Civil War. Greatly advancing commerce and travel, these floating mansions provided a romanticism and color which hasMoreWhether called a riverboat, paddleboat, sternwheeler, or showboat, the steamboat revolutionized river travel between 1810 and the Civil War. Greatly advancing commerce and travel, these floating mansions provided a romanticism and color which has long since disappeared.

This superb volume describes a world in which every boy along the Mississippi yearned to become a river pilot, and every levee was crowded with goods waiting to be loaded onto steamboats, a world in which the elite of society rubbed shoulders with gamblers in the luxury of mighty river cruises.



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