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The Great Flood

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The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its earthen embankments in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles. Part of its legacy was the forced exodus of displaced sharecroppers, who left plantation life and migrated to Northern cities, adapting to an industrial society with its own set of challenges. Musically, the Great Migration fueled the evolution of acoustic blues to electric blues bands that thrived in cities like Memphis, Detroit and Chicago becoming the wellspring for R&B and rock as well as developing jazz styles. THE GREAT FLOOD is a collaboration between filmmaker and multimedia artist Bill Morrison and guitarist and composer Bill Frisell inspired by the 1927 catastrophe.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Show Boat

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This is the story of the growth and maturity of Magnolia, a showboat star, who falls for Gaylord Ravenal, a riverboat gambler.
DVD
2014; 1936
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mud

Mud

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Two boys, Ellis and his best friend Neckbone, find a mysterious man named Mud hiding out on a deserted island in the Mississippi. Mud tells the boys fantastic stories about his life, including how he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper. The boys agree to help him, but it isn't long until their small town is besieged by bounty hunters out for blood.
DVD
2013; 2012
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The Cure

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Dexter, an eleven-year-old boy with AIDS, and his friend Erik build a raft and set sail down the Mississippi River, determined to find a New Orleans doctor they believe has a cure. Their journey gives Dexter a chance to experience life as it should be lived and will change both boys' lives forever.
DVD
2004; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Plow That Broke the Plains: The River

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"The plow that broke the plains" depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. "The river" traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi

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An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River in the 1850s.
DVD
2007; 1980
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Tom Sawyer finds adventure and trouble on the shores of the Mississippi with his friend Huckleberry Finn.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jacques Cousteau: River Explorations

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Includes fourteen of the best episodes focused on Cousteau's river adventures, including Danube: Charlemagne's Dream, Mississippi: Friendly Foe, Blueprint for Amazonia, and Journey to a Thousand Rivers. Ideal for the river lover and adventurous traveler!
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The 1960 version of Mark Twain's novel, concerning a boy and a runaway slave rafting down the Mississippi River.
VHS
1991; 1960
Ivy (By Request)
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The Main Stream: With Roy Blount Jr.

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Humorist Roy Blount, Jr. takes an offbeat journey down the Mississippi River. Navigating this great liquid divide on an assortment of canoes, rafts, steamboats, towboats and fishing vessels, Blount explores what holds this wildly diverse country together. Blount's unpredictable odyssey celebrates the full range of American diversity and eccentricity -- from a wedding ceremony at the Mall of American in Bloomington, Minnesota, to a rodeo at America's toughest prison in Angola, Louisiana.
VHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Adventures of a boy and a runaway slave on the Mississippi River in pre-Civil War America.
VHS
1992; 1985
Ivy (By Request)
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Mark Twain's the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Adapted for the screen, this is Mark Twain's classic adventure of a small boy on the Mississippi River in pre-Civil War America.
VHS
1989; 1939
Ivy (By Request)
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Huckleberry Finn

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An adaptation of Mark Twain's story about a young boy and a runaway slave, who survived, on wits and cunning, a journey down the Mississippi filled with perils mostly of the human and societal variety.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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The Adventures of Huck Finn

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The classic story of the flight of Huck Finn and the slave Jim down the Mississippi, and their encounters with the world at large.
VHS
1993
Ivy (By Request)
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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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The classic story of the flight of Huck Finn and the slave Jim down the Mississippi, and their encounters with the world at large.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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A Tale of Two Rivers

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A tale of two rivers shows how America harnessed two of its mightiest rivers and put them to work for its citizens. The projects - the Mississippi River's system of levees and floodways and the Colorado River's Hoover Dam - constitute vastly different engineering efforts.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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Fatal Flood [electronic resource]

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In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the Percys-- and the Percys against themselves.
Online
2005; 2001
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Fatal Flood

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"In the spring of 1927, after weeks of incessant rains, the Mississippi River went on a rampage from Cairo, Illinois, to New Orleans, inundating hundreds of towns, killing as many as a thousand people and leaving a million homeless. In Greenville, Mississippi, efforts to contain the river pitted the majority black population against an aristocratic plantation family, the Percys-- and the Percys against themselves."--http://shop.pbs.org.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)