The River We Have Wrought 
A History of the Upper Mississippi
by John O. Anfinson 
 
The River We Have Wrought is a landmark history of the upper Mississippi, from early European exploration through the completion of a navigable channel and a system of locks and dams in the mid-twentieth century.  John Anfinson examines how politics has shaped the landscapes of the Upper Midwest and how taming the Mississippi River has affected economic sustainability, river ecology, and biological diversity.. 
The River We Have Wrought 
A History of the Upper Mississippi 
by John O. Anfinson 
University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
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