Rivers in History: Perspectives on Waterways in Europe and North America
Presents a comparative history of rivers on the continents of
Europe and North America in the modern age. This book examines the
impact of rivers on humans and, conversely, the impact of humans on
rivers. It also analyzes the regional, national, and international
politicization of rivers.
Christof Mauch is professor of North American cultural, social, and political history and transatlantic relations at the Amerika-Institut, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat in Munich, Germany. He is a former director of the German Historical Institute in Washington DC. Thomas Zeller is associate professor of history at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Driving Germany: The Landscape of the German Autobahn, 1930-1970.