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A river and its city : an environmental history of New Orleans

Author: Ari Kelman
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.] : University of California Pr., 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the rise, fall, and rebirth of one of the nation's most important urban public landscapes, and more significantly, the role public spaces play in shaping people's relationships with the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ari Kelman
ISBN: 0520234324 9780520234321 0520234332 9780520234338
OCLC Number: 314456295
Description: XIII, 283 S. : ill
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue: Nature's Highway to Market 1. A Batture Laid Out for the Particular Use of the Public 2. Human Genius, Organed with Machinery 3. The Necropolis of the South 4. Triumphs in the Cause of Advancement and Progress 5. An Act of God Epilogue: The Simple Needs of Automobiles Notes Works Cited Index
Responsibility: Ari Kelman.

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"New Orleans' Mississippi levee, as Kelman explains in this fascinating study, is more than a pile of dirt. It is the key to unraveling the historical dialectic between a great river and an Read more...

 
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