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The Resource Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox

Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox

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Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border
Title
Northland
Title remainder
a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border
Statement of responsibility
Porter Fox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries--much of the early history of the United States took place there--and to the tens of millions who live and work near the line, the region even has its own name: the northland. Travel writer Porter Fox spent three years exploring 4,000 miles of the border between Maine and Washington, traveling by canoe, freighter, car, and foot. In Northland, he blends a deeply reported and beautifully written story of the region's history with a riveting account of his travels. Setting out from the easternmost point in the mainland United States, Fox follows explorer Samuel de Champlain's adventures across the Northeast; recounts the rise and fall of the timber, iron, and rail industries; crosses the Great Lakes on a freighter; tracks America's fur traders through the Boundary Waters; and traces the forty-ninth parallel from Minnesota to the Pacific Ocean. Fox, who grew up the son of a boat-builder in Maine's northland, packs his narrative with colorful characters (Captain Meriwether Lewis, railroad tycoon James J. Hill, Chief Red Cloud of the Lakota Sioux) and extraordinary landscapes (Glacier National Park, the Northwest Angle, Washington's North Cascades). He weaves in his encounters with residents, border guards, Indian activists, and militia leaders to give a dynamic portrait of the northland today, wracked by climate change, water wars, oil booms, and concerns over border security"--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fox, Porter
Dewey number
974
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F551
LC item number
.F75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fox, Porter
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Northern boundary of the United States
  • Northeast boundary of the United States
  • Northeast boundary of the United States
Label
Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox
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Publication
Bar code
  • 31223129864337
  • 31223129864360
  • 31223126159905
  • 31223129864345
  • 31223129864352
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Seven Fires -- The medicine line
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780393248852
Lccn
2018002471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005111798
Label
Northland : a 4,000-mile journey along America's forgotten border, Porter Fox
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223129864337
  • 31223129864360
  • 31223126159905
  • 31223129864345
  • 31223129864352
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dawnland -- The sweet-water seas -- Boundary waters -- Seven Fires -- The medicine line
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9780393248852
Lccn
2018002471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1005111798

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