By Jacklyn T. Nadeau
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Drawing on examine from numerous educational fields, reminiscent of archaeology, historical past, botany, ecology, and actual technological know-how, M. J. Morgan explores the intersection of individuals and the surroundings in early eighteenth-century Illinois Country—a stretch of fecund, alluvial river undeniable alongside the Mississippi river.
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Berlin (Postcard History Series) by Jacklyn T. Nadeau