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Hurricane KatrinaThe Mississippi Story

Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story

James Patterson Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030239
eISBN:
9781617030246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030239.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book presents an account of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the ... More

The Lakes of PontchartrainTheir History and Environments

The Lakes of Pontchartrain: Their History and Environments

Robert W. Hastings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732719
eISBN:
9781604734706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732719.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

A vital and volatile part of the New Orleans landscape and lifestyle, the Lake Pontchartrain Basin actually contains three major bodies of water—Lakes Borgne, Pontchartrain, and Maurepas. These make ... More

Losing GroundIdentity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

Losing Ground: Identity and Land Loss in Coastal Louisiana

David M. Burley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734881
eISBN:
9781621034971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734881.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

What is it like to lose your front porch to the ocean? To watch saltwater destroy your favorite fishing holes? To see playgrounds and churches subside and succumb to brackish and rising water? The ... More

Second Line RescueImprovised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with ... More

Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Women Pioneers of the Louisiana Environmental Movement

Peggy Frankland and Susan Tucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037726
eISBN:
9781621039402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037726.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book provides a window onto the passion and significance of thirty-eight committed individuals who led a grassroots movement in a socially conservative state. It comprises oral history ... More

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