That dark and bloody river pdf
River Of Dark Dreams: Slavery And Empire In The Cotton Kingdom | Reviews in HistoryFor Francisco Cantu, the border is in the blood. His mother, a second-generation Mexican American whose father was a border crosser, raised him in Arizona's desert scrublands and the national parks where she worked as a ranger. Haunted by the landscape of his youth, Cantu joins the Border Patrol. He and his partners are posted to the remote crossroads of a drug route and a smuggling corridor, where they learn to track other humans under the punishing glare of the sun and through dark, frigid nights. When they find them dead, they haul in the bodies. When they find them alive parched, delirious, desperate - they deliver them to detention.
That Dark and Bloody River
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At the centre of this rich, provocative book is a body of water and a steampunk contraption. In the 19th century, the Mississippi River loomed large in the American imagination; a waterway of immense power and possibility which sliced through the North American continent. The river was also a natural wonder which cried out to be tamed, and over the early decades of the 19th century, Americans threw everything they had at it. They built port cities on the river which acted as magnets for settlers, speculators, foreign investors, farmers and slaves. The current of the river, which flowed relentlessly from north to south, made travel upriver difficult, but by the early 19th century, Americans had answered the challenge with a boat which defied nature. In , according to legend, the first steamboat was launched on the Mississippi: a technological marvel which prompted amazement, and more than a little awe.
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