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Napoleon and the Dawn of Operational Warfare

Martin van Creveld

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates that the emergence of campaigns, made possible by a certain size of military formations, in essence opened the way for the operational level of war, operational warfare, and ... More


Facing Katrina: Illusions of Levee and Compulsion to Build

Harvey Molotch

in Against Security: How We Go Wrong at Airports, Subways, and Other Sites of Ambiguous Danger

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163581
eISBN:
9781400852338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163581.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter turns to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast to demonstrate command and disarray in the way that city meets river. It describes how threats from nature become part of the social-political ... More


The Legacies of Delta History

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The European settlement in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta resulted in the transformation of forested areas and vegetation into agricultural sites and urban communities. Vast areas of tidal wetlands ... More


A Decade of Record Floods (1903–1913): The Federal Government Tackles Floods, but with Levees Only

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the most severe flooding of the Mississippi River basin in the early 1900s. These include the flood of 1903, which was the most devastating flood that residents along the ... More


2 A Decade of Record Floods (1903–1913): The Federal Government Tackles Floods, but with Levees Only

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the most severe flooding of the Mississippi River basin in the early 1900s. These include the flood of 1903, which was the most devastating flood that residents along the ... More


Introduction

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is part of the largest estuary on the West Coast of the Americas. It is the largest single source of California's water supply and supports many ecological, economic, ... More


Managing the Inevitable

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Before the European settlement, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was one of California's most dynamic landscapes. Today's Delta is unstable and has significantly changed from its historic condition. It ... More


Policy and regulatory challenges

Jay R. Lund, Ellen Hanak, William E. Fleenor, William A. Bennett, Richard E. Howitt, Jeffrey F. Mount, and Peter B. Moyle

in Comparing Futures for the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261976
eISBN:
9780520945371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261976.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

California needs effective political leadership, a sound governance and finance system, and an appropriate set of regulatory tools to chart a new course for Delta management. This chapter provides an ... More


The Fate of Two Doomed Cities: Miami and New Orleans

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Miami and New Orleans are two of the cities of the world that are doomed with the sea-level rise. Miami's problem is that is sits atop a very porous limestone so that as sea level rises, water will ... More


Mister Jelly

Samuel Charters

in A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781578068982
eISBN:
9781604733181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781578068982.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

The musicians who ventured out of New Orleans found jobs in various cities. These were the traveling days of New Orleans jazz, and many musicians recorded on the road. One of the early traveling ... More


The Flooding of New Orleans

Karl F. Seidman

in Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945511
eISBN:
9780199333189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an overview of Hurricane Katrina, the flooding of New Orleans and their impact on the scope of rebuilding that New Orleans faced. First, it summarizes the the evolution of ... More


Levee Building and the Settlement of the Yazoo Basin

Arthell Kelley

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses settlement and levee building in Mississippi's Yazoo Basin, during the pre-Civil War period, post-Civil War to 1900, and from 1900 to 1930. From the earliest time of settlement ... More


Introduction

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/9781604732382.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter presents a historical account that exposes the complex interplay of the numerous players in the failed effort to protect New Orleans from tropical storms. The discussions ... 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


Protecting the Delta, the West Bank, and the Coast

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/9781604732382.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The communities along the narrow band of natural levee that follows the lower Mississippi River are the most vulnerable and most frequently impacted by storms. For that exposed location, Corps ... More


Developments to the Eve of Katrina, 1990–2005

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/9781604732382.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the slow pace of the hurricane-protection project from 1990–2005. Work progressed slowly due to several factors, which include required pauses between the active construction ... More


The Breach: Involving a visit by two important persons, a chance encounter, and a revelation

Emmanuel David

in Women of the Storm: Civic Activism after Hurricane Katrina

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041266
eISBN:
9780252099861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on a press conference organized by Women of the Storm on the occasion of a visit by John McCain and Lindsey Graham. It documents in detail the scene of the press conference, ... More


Black Water Rising: The Myth of Flood Control

Daniel McCool

in River Republic: The Fall and Rise of America's Rivers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161312
eISBN:
9780231504416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161312.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines how flood control diminished the value of American rivers as a natural resource and instead allocated them to narrow, extractive uses. The federal government warns that floods ... More


Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Backwater Blues offers a critique of long-standing ideas of African American environmental complacency by showing the ways in which black commentators from W.E.B. Du Bois to Bessie Smith provided an ... More


The Gem of the Prairie

Robert M. Lombardo

in Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037306
eISBN:
9780252094484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037306.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the history of vice and crime in Chicago from the Civil War until the beginning of Prohibition, paying special attention to the rise of machine politics under Michael Cassius ... More


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