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Coal, Canals, Railways, and Industrial Cities

Robert B. Gordon and Patrick M. Malone

in The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195058857
eISBN:
9780197561089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195058857.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, North American Archaeology

During the decades after the 1820s, Americans reshaped the industrial landscape by gradually substituting coal for the wood and flowing water they were ... 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


John Lee Hooker’s Blues

Richard M. Mizelle

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction discusses the many floods in the Delta counties, standardization of levees, and introduces the 1927 flood.


Down the Line: Blues Brilliance, Displacement, and Living under the Shadow of Levees

Richard M. Mizelle

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter I situates the blues as a universal theory for re-evaluating the social experiences of truth for black people during the 1927 flood, primarily focusing on the meaning of citizenship and ... More


Burning Waters Rise: Richard Wright’s Blues Voice and the Double Environmental Burden of Race

Richard M. Mizelle

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter II redefines the importance of Richard Wright’s protest literature and environmental blues voice through two short stories he published on the 1927 flood, “The Man Who Saw the Flood” and ... More


Racialized Charity and the Militarization of Flood Relief in Postwar America

Richard M. Mizelle

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter III recasts the 1927 flood as a watershed moment in the nation’s consciousness of responding to disasters. As the country made the transition into peace after World War I, Americans were ... More


Where Sixteen Railroads Meet the Sea: Migration and the Making of Houston’s Frenchtown

Richard M. Mizelle

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter IV argues how the 1927 flood shaped broader migration patterns, particularly the movement of self-described Creoles of color from Southwest Louisiana to Houston. In the process, migrants ... More


Every Day Seems Like Murder Here: The Mississippi Flood Control Project in New Deal–Era America

Richard M. Mizelle

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter V focuses on the NAACP’s central role in exposing the mis-treatment of black levee camp workers under the federally-funded Mississippi Flood Control Project. In response to the 1927 flood, ... More


When the Levee Breaks

Richard M. Mizelle

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

A substantial Afterword then presents the case that the recognition of contemporary artists’ contribution to the wider project of the posthumanities might challenge the view held in some quarters ... More


Engineering Works

William L. Graf

in Plutonium and the Rio Grande: Environmental Change and Contamination in the Nuclear Age

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195089332
eISBN:
9780197560570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195089332.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Limnology (Freshwater)

The hydrologic, sedimentologic, and geomorphic processes of the Northern Rio Grande as outlined in the previous chapters do not operate under natural, undisturbed conditions. Numerous engineering ... More


Annual Plutonium Budget for the Rio Grande

William L. Graf

in Plutonium and the Rio Grande: Environmental Change and Contamination in the Nuclear Age

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195089332
eISBN:
9780197560570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195089332.003.0013
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Limnology (Freshwater)

A mean annual plutonium budget for the Northern Rio Grande provides an accounting of the amounts of plutonium moving into and out of various reaches of the river during a typical year. Such a ... More


Sediment and Plutonium Storage Downstream from Cochiti

William L. Graf

in Plutonium and the Rio Grande: Environmental Change and Contamination in the Nuclear Age

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195089332
eISBN:
9780197560570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195089332.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Limnology (Freshwater)

Downstream from White Rock Canyon and the reaches discussed in Chapter 9, the Rio Grande takes on a different character because of the presence of Cochiti Dam at the lower end of the canyon. From ... More


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