River and Its City The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans

ISBN-10: 0520234332

ISBN-13: 9780520234338

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ari Kelman
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Description: This engaging environmental history 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 natural world. Ari Kelman focuses on the battles fought over New Orleans's waterfront, examining the link between a river and its city and tracking the conflict between public and private control of the river. He describes the impact of floods, disease, and changing technologies on New Orleans's interactions with the Mississippi. Considering how the city grew distant--culturally and spatially--from the river, this book argues that urban areas provide a rich source for understanding people's connections with nature, and in turn, nature's impact on human history.

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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Ari Kelman is McCabe Greer Professor of the American Civil War Era at Pennsylvania State University.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Nature's Highway to Market
A Batture Laid Out for the Particular Use of the Public
Human Genius, Organed with Machinery
The Necropolis of the South
Triumphs in the Cause of Advancement and Progress
An Act of God
Epilogue: The Simple Needs of Automobiles
Notes
Works Cited
Index
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