The ever-changing Ohio River flows through time as well as space, connecting us with the past as it links Pittsburgh with Cincinnati, Cairo, and New Orleans. Always a River views the Ohio through the perspective of history, geography, political science, economics, and literature. Essays by Scott Russell Sanders, John A. Jakle, Hubert G. H. Wilhelm, Michael Allen, Darrel E. Bigham, Leland R. Johnson, and Boyd Keenan tell about the settlement period of the river, its economic importance, the different phases of engineering over a long period of time, and the river as an eco-political system. This revised edition includes a new introduction with a historical overview, as well as an up-to-date map and index.
Robert L. Reid is Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Indiana. He is editor of Back Home Again: Indiana in the Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1935-1943 (IUP, 1987).
Contents Foreword - Kenneth L. Gladish Acknowledgments - Robert L. Reid New Introduction for the Second Edition - Robert L. Reid The Force of Moving Water - Scott Russell Sanders The Ohio Valley Revisited: Images from Nicholas Cresswell and Reuben Gold Thwaites - John A. Jakle Settlement and Selected Landscape Imprints in the Ohio Valley - Hubert G. H. Wilhelm The Ohio River: Artery of Movement - Michael Allen River of Opportunity: Economic Consequences of the Ohio - Darrel E. Nigham Engineering the Ohio - Leland R. Johnson An Ecopolitical System of Global Significance - Boyd Keenan Notes on the Illustrations Selected Bibliography Notes on the Contributors Index