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By Janelle Collins

Inspired by way of the Arkansas Review’s “What Is the Delta?” sequence of articles, Defining the Delta collects fifteen essays from students within the sciences, social sciences, and arts to explain and outline this significant region.

listed below are essays reading the Delta’s actual homes, barriers, and weather from a geologist, archeologist, and environmental historian. The Delta can also be seen in the course of the lens of the social sciences and humanities—historians, folklorists, and others learning the relationship among the land and its humans, particularly the significance of agriculture and the tradition of the realm, in particular tune, literature, and food.

each flip of the web page unearths in a different way of seeing the seven-state quarter that's bisected via and depending on the Mississippi River, suggesting eventually that there are myriad methods of taking a look at, and defining, the Delta.

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Consensus among archaeologists concerning the Protohistoric period has been difficult to build, largely because there are so few documentary sources for the post–de Soto era. Demographic collapse in the post–de Soto, late sixteenth century is seen throughout much of the LMV. In addition to European diseases and slave raids, droughts may have played a role in triggering community migration, culture change, and population loss. 75 In the seventeenth century, devastating changes from European contact resulted from epidemics and slave raids when permanent European colonies began to take root along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

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