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Defining the Delta: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Lower Mississippi River Delta (Paperback)

Janelle Collins

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Paperback. Inspired by the Arkansas Review's What Is the Delta? series of articles,Defining the Delta collects fifteen essays from scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to describ.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 310 pages. 0.499. Bookseller Inventory # 9781557286871

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Inspired by the Arkansas Review’s “What Is the Delta?” series of articles, Defining the Delta collects fifteen essays from scholars in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities to describe and define this important region.

Here are essays examining the Delta’s physical properties, boundaries, and climate from a geologist, archeologist, and environmental historian. The Delta is also viewed through the lens of the social sciences and humanities—historians, folklorists, and others studying the connection between the land and its people, in particular the importance of agriculture and the culture of the area, especially music, literature, and food.

Every turn of the page reveals another way of seeing the seven-state region that is bisected by and dependent on the Mississippi River, suggesting ultimately that there are myriad ways of looking at, and defining, the Delta.

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Janelle M. Collins was general editor of Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies from 2009 to 2013. She is chair of the Department of English and Philosophy at Arkansas State University, where she teaches courses in African American and multi-ethnic American literature.

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