Rivers canals and waterways

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  • Anfinson, John O. The River We Have Wrought: A History of the Upper Mississippi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
  • Conzen, Michael and Kay J. Carr, eds. The Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor: A Guide to its History and Sources. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1988.
  • Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.
  • Hill, Libby. The Chicago River: A Natural and Unnatural History. Chicago: Lake Claremont Press, 2000.
  • Holland, Robert A. The Mississippi River in Maps & Views: From Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. New York: Rizzoli, 2008.
  • Karamanski, Theodore J. Schooner Passage: Sailing Ships and the Lake Michigan Frontier. Chicago: Chicago Maritime Society, 2000.
  • Lamb, John M. Historical Essays on the Illinois & Michigan Canal. Romeoville, IL: Lewis University, 2009.
  • Paskoff, Paul F. Troubled Waters: Steamboat Disasters, River Improvements, and American Public Policy, 1821-1860. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2007.
  • Sandlin, Lee. Wicked River: The Mississippi When It Last Ran Wild. New York: Pantheon Books, 2010.
  • Schneider, Paul. Old Man River: The Mississippi River in North American History. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2013.