The Sheltered Life

Authors

  • Alexander L. Crosby

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-013-08-1961-12_4

Keywords:

Imperialism

Abstract

For thousands of years the Mississippi River used to overflow its banks and raise hell in the lowlands. So long as the casualties were limited to rabbits, mice, woodchucks, and Indians, there was no great anxiety in Washington. But the federal government gradually took notice when the periodic floods conveyed a growing number of cows, horses, pigs, and white citizens to the Gulf of Mexico, a bourne from which few of the involuntary travelers ever returned from Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany.

Published

1961-12-04

Issue

Section

Articles