Objects & Places from Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

John M. Barry
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Arkansas

This state is a member of the Tri-State Flood Control Committee which helped to form new flood strategies during the flooding.

Crevasse

This land formation is caused by erosion or tampering which allows flood water to leave the river area and flow into surrounding areas causing flooding.

Delta

This area extends about 7,000 square miles in area and contains some of the world's richest soil.

Greenville, Mississippi

Named after an American Revolutionary War hero, this place is the central location in the novel.

Ku Klux Klan

This group was initially formed to make profit, but due to scandal, criminal activity and racist attitude, the group no longer exists.

Levee

Long mounds of dirt along rivers to reduce flooding outside the river. Although very primitive in other areas, these are very complex and technical along the Mississippi.

Louisiana

This Tri-State Flood Control Committee member is located along a major...

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