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Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

David M. Burley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734881
eISBN:
9781621034971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

What is it like to lose your front porch to the ocean? To watch saltwater destroy your favorite fishing holes? To see playgrounds and churches subside and succumb to brackish and rising water? The ... More


Communal Histories

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/9781604734881.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter takes a look at the various Louisiana communities that were affected by the state's gradual coastal land loss, including Jefferson, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Plaquemines, Orleans, and ... More


Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Shona N. Jackson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677757
eISBN:
9781452948232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

During the colonial period in Guyana, the country’s coastal lands were worked by enslaved Africans and indentured Indians. This book investigates how their descendants, collectively called Creoles, ... More


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