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Modernizing the Navajo

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how a new infrastructure of coal mines and power plants on the Navajo Reservation, and of power lines that stretched across the Southwest, changed the landscape of the Navajo ... More


A Region of Fragments

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the construction of Boulder Dam. Franklin Roosevelt explained the dam as a manifestation of the transformations the New Deal had set in motion. “The largest generators and ... More


Beyond the Crabgrass Frontier

Andrew Needham

in Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of postwar metropolitan development. The search for the natural resources required for metropolitan growth, and for spaces to discard the waste produced ... More


Economic and Demographic Change on the Navajo Reservation

Stephen J. Kunitz

in Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents an economic and demographic history of the Navajo reservation from the late nineteenth century to the present. The continued population growth during the 1950s and early 1960s, ... More


Disease Patterns on the Navajo Reservation

Stephen J. Kunitz

in Disease Change and the Role of Medicine: The Navajo Experience

Published in print:
1983
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520049260
eISBN:
9780520909649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520049260.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter reviews the history of several causes of death on the Navajo reservation. It is noted that tuberculosis therapy brought about the decline in its morbidity and mortality. Additionally, ... More


Historical Background: Tuba City and Shiprock

Eric Henderson

in Drinking, Conduct Disorder, and Social Change: Navajo Experiences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195136159
eISBN:
9780199863921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136159.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter describes the areas on the eastern and western ends of the Navajo Reservation where the study was carried out. Although most Navajos still live in dispersed rural reservation ... More


Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest

Andrew Needham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139067
eISBN:
9781400852406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139067.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1940, Phoenix was a small, agricultural city of 65,000, and the Navajo Reservation was an open landscape of scattered sheepherders. Forty years later, Phoenix had blossomed into a metropolis of ... More


The Battle for Downtown

Andrew Ross

in Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199828265
eISBN:
9780197563205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199828265.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability

Before the financial crash froze the motion of money, the plan to repopulate thinned-out downtowns had become an article of faith among advocates of low-carbon ... More


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