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City in a garden environmental transformations and racial justice in twentieth-century Austin,Texas

Author: Andrew M Busch
Publisher: Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The trouble with green -- A mighty bulwark against the blind and raging forces of nature: harnessing the river -- A distinct color line mutually conceded: race, natural hazards, and the geography of Austin before World War I -- A mecca for the cultivated and wealthy: progressivism, race, and geography after World War I -- The playground of the Southwest: water, consumption, and natural abundance in postwar Austin --  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew M Busch
ISBN: 9781469632636 1469632632 9781469632643 1469632640 9781469632650 1469632659
OCLC Number: 1038533152
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-313) and index
Description: xii, 323 pages illustrations, maps 25 cm
Responsibility: Andrew M. Busch

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The trouble with green -- A mighty bulwark against the blind and raging forces of nature: harnessing the river -- A distinct color line mutually conceded: race, natural hazards, and the geography of Austin before World War I -- A mecca for the cultivated and wealthy: progressivism, race, and geography after World War I -- The playground of the Southwest: water, consumption, and natural abundance in postwar Austin -- Industry without smokestacks: knowledge labor, the University of Texas, and suburban Austin -- Building a city of upper-middle class citizens: urban renewal and racial limits on liberalism -- More and more enlightened citizens: environmental progressivism and Austin's emergent identity -- Technopolis: the machine threatens the garden -- Of toxic tours and what makes Austin, Austin: battles for the garden, battles for the city -- From garden to city on a hill: the emergency of green urbanity

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