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City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Andrew M. Busch

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The natural beauty of Austin, Texas, has always been central to the city’s identity. From the beginning, city leaders, residents, planners, and employers consistently imagined Austin as a natural ... More


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


A Mecca for the Cultivated and Wealthy: Progressivism, Race, and Geography after World War I

Andrew M. Busch

in City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter investigates how race relations and geography changed after World War One and how Austin leaders used urban planning to both improve and segregate the city after World War One. Numerous ... More


More and More Enlightened Citizens: Environmental Progressivism and Austin’s Emergent Identity

Andrew M. Busch

in City in a Garden: Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632643
eISBN:
9781469632667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632643.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter looks at the nascent environmental movement in Austin in the 1960s and 1970s. It argues that, while early environmentalists achieved many victories and set the tone for later ... More


Updating the Best Available Science

Carmel Finley

in All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443379
eISBN:
9780226443409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443409.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The post-war agreements between the US with Iceland and Japan helped cement the foreign policy goals of strengthening the economies in both countries, but there was a heavy price to pay for the fish ... More


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