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Afterword: The Path Ahead

David M. Burley

in Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734881
eISBN:
9781621034971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter reflects on what needs to be done by Louisiana coast residents in order to adapt to the gradual saltwater incursion. It suggests that residents should construct elevated and hardened ... More


The Poetics and Power of Presentation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Marjorie Hunt

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, the author draws upon three programs to describe the critical relationship between modes of presentation and interpretation of cultural heritage and traditional knowledge and skills ... More


Grenada: Socioeconomic Overview, 1960–2012

Kari H. I. Grenade

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The chapter reviews economic policy and performance during the era of the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG). It provides an overview of the economic environment during the Gairy era to help ... More


Tim McLaurin: Universality from Rural North Carolina

bes Stark Spangler

in Rough South, Rural South: Region and Class in Recent Southern Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802330
eISBN:
9781496804990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802330.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the life and work of Timothy Reese McLaurin, who, as a Rough South writer, portrays, in the ordinary lives of North Carolinians, universal human stories. Born on December 14, ... More


Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Hurricane Protection, 1970–1990

Craig E. Colten

in Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732382
eISBN:
9781604733457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732382.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Corps of Engineers began planning for the Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity Project after Congress approved the project in 1965. Initial activities focused on the “barrier plan,” which included ... More


The Dinner Table War: Postwar Struggles

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The restoration of foreign trade was only a part of efforts to push cotton forward. To keep pace with the challenging environment of the postwar era, industry leaders sought an end to the ... More


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