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When they blew the levee : politics, race, and community in Pinhook, Missouri

Author: David Todd Lawrence; Elaine J Lawless
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How invisible citizens preserve their community when their town is destroyed.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lawrence, David Todd, 1972-
When they blew the levee.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
(DLC) 2017057200
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Todd Lawrence; Elaine J Lawless
ISBN: 9781496817778 149681777X
OCLC Number: 1021059406
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 195 pages)
Contents: Origin stories of Pinhook --
Living in Pinhook --
Debra steps up to save Pinhook --
Pinhook day, homecoming --
When they broke the levee --
Why home means so much --
Conclusion: the power of hope through community.
Responsibility: David Todd Lawrence and Elaine J. Lawless.

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Due to devastating flooding in 2011, the US Army Corps of Engineers activated the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodwa, a levee breach intended to divert water in order to save the town of Cairo, Illinois,  Read more...

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