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作者 Zeisler-Vralsted, Dorothy
書名 Rivers, memory, and nation-building : a history of the Volga and Mississippi rivers / Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted
出版項 New York : Berghahn Books, 2015
國際標準書號 9781782384311 (hardback : alkaline paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  947.4 Z47    在架上    30550100609658
說明 xiii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
系列 The environment in history : international perspectives ; volume 5
附註 "Rivers figure prominently in a nation's historical memory, and the Volga and Mississippi have special importance in Russian and American cultures. Beginning in the pre-modern world, both rivers served as critical trade routes connecting cultures in an extensive exchange network, while also sustaining populations through their surrounding wetlands and bottomlands. In modern times, 'Mother Volga' and the 'Father of Waters' became integral parts of national identity, contributing to a sense of Russian and American exceptionalism. Furthermore, both rivers were drafted into service as the means to modernize the nation-state through hydropower and navigation. Despite being forced into submission for modern-day hydrological regimes, the Volga and Mississippi Rivers persist in the collective memory and continue to offer solace, recreation, and sustenance. Through their histories we derive a more nuanced view of human interaction with the environment, which adds another lens to our understanding of the past"- -Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-180) and index
The early years -- Rivers as nation-builders -- Rivers and modernization -- Moscow : a port to five seas -- Navigating the Mississippi -- Epilogue
主題 Volga River (Russia) -- History
Mississippi River -- History
Rivers -- Social aspects -- Russia
Rivers -- Social aspects -- United States
Collective memory -- Russia -- History
Collective memory -- United States -- History
Nationalism -- Russia -- History
Nationalism -- United States -- History
Human ecology -- Russia -- History
Human ecology -- United States -- History
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