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William Faulkner and the Machine Age Watershed

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the influence of the Great Mississippi Flood on William Faulkner. At the time of the 1927 disaster, Faulkner was twenty-nine years old. As he consumed the media coverage of the ... More


A Northern Army of Relief

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Red Cross needed to draw national and international attention to the flood to prevent it from causing greater devastation of life. Commanded by the executive branch and aided by the military, the ... More


Cross Talk in the Press

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the mainstream white public's growing dissatisfaction with the particular forms of representation that the flood seemed to produce. On May 29, 1927, the New York Times ... More


Modern Overflow

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 exposed the chronic and longstanding social and economic precariousness of the Delta. The flood made visible the combination of history ... More


The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Susan Scott Parrish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which covered nearly thirty thousand square miles across seven states, was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history. Due to the speed of new media and the ... More


Introduction

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. It argues that although historians have uncovered the details of what caused the flood to unfold the way it did, less work has ... More


The Flood of 1927: Sheltered by Immunity, the Corps Ventures Beyond the “Colossal Blunder” of the Levees - Only Policy

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/9781479825387.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and its aftermath. The flood caused between $230 and $360 million in property damage (up to $4.5 billion in 2010 dollars). The hardest ... More


Catastrophe Comes to Vaudeville

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the impact of the Great Mississippi Flood on Vaudeville. It asks: How did actual, brick-and-mortar theaters and people professionally trained to entertain act within this ... More


Richard Wright: Environment, Media, and Race

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the extent and nature of the flood's influence on Richard Wright, and on his development as a thinker and writer. Wright saw the social and physical environments as not only ... More


Bessie’s Eclogue

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Bessie Smith and the song she wrote that was soon to become the anthem of the Great Mississippi Flood. According to music historian David Evans, “Back-Water Blues” ultimately ... More


3 The Flood of 1927: Sheltered by Immunity, the Corps Ventures Beyond the “Colossal Blunder” of the Levees - Only Policy

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/9781479825387.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter describes the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 and its aftermath. The flood caused between $230 and $360 million in property damage (up to $4.5 billion in 2010 dollars). The ... More


Primordial Floods and the Expressive Body

Michael A. Uzendoski and Edith Felicia Calapucha-Tapuy

in The Ecology of the Spoken Word: Amazonian Storytelling and Shamanism among the Napo Runa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036569
eISBN:
9780252093609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036569.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter deals with voices that speak about the great flood, glossed as izhu punzha in the Napo Quichua vernacular. Izhu is an Quichua adaptation of the Spanish juicio, which indexes biblical ... More


Conclusion: Noah’s Kin

Susan Scott Parrish

in The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the question of what made the recent disaster called Katrina in 2005, and its mediation, distinct from its 1927 forerunner. It argues that what was most different about the two ... More


Bill Morrison

Scott MacDonald

in The Sublimity of Document: Cinema as Diorama

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190052126
eISBN:
9780190052164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190052126.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This is the first extensive interview with the “Orpheus of nitrate,” Bill Morrison, whose forte is finding interesting imagery, often imagery with obvious film decay, in celluloid film archives, then ... More


The Satyagraha

Mary Elizabeth King

in Gandhian Nonviolent Struggle and Untouchability in South India: The 1924–25 Vykom Satyagraha and Mechanisms of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199452668
eISBN:
9780199085279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199452668.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

In December 1923, Madhavan obtained a Congress party resolution establishing an Anti-Untouchability Committee, mainly from upper castes. On March 30, 1924, Vykom’s satyagraha began. Varying castes ... More


An Evolving Solar System

John Chambers and Jacqueline Mitton

in From Dust to Life: The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175706
eISBN:
9781400885565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175706.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on Charles Darwin's argument that all living species are descended from common ancestors. Each organism inherits a mixture of characteristics from its parents together with a few ... More


The Legacy of French Reformation Satire

George Hoffmann

in Reforming French Culture: Satire, Spiritual Alienation, and Connection to Strangers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808763
eISBN:
9780191852138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808763.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, European Literature

Although the schismatic and iconoclastic sensibilities visible in French reformed satires doomed the movement in France, a number of attitudes explored through the fantastic-voyage device spread into ... More


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