Readings

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Amazon logo Barry, John M. Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster, 1998, chapters 17-33 and Appendix. ISBN: 9780684840024.

Amazon logo Eckstein, Barbara. Sustaining New Orleans: Literature, Local Memory, and the Fate of a City. Oxford, UK: Routledge, 2005, chapter 4. ISBN: 9780415947831.

Glaeser, Edward L. "Should the Government Rebuild New Orleans, Or Just Give Residents Checks?" The Economists' Voice 2 (2005): 1-6.

Amazon logo Hass, Edward. Delesseps S. Morrison and the Image of Reform: New Orleans Politics 1946-1961. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1986, chapters 1-4, 7, 12. ISBN: 9780807113493.

Amazon logo Hirsch, Arnold R., and Joseph Logsdon. Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1992, chapters 5-6. ISBN: 9780807117743.

Amazon logo Kelman, Ari. A River and Its City: The Nature of Landscape in New Orleans. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006, chapter 5 and Epilogue. ISBN: 9780520234338.

Amazon logo Lewis, Peirce F. New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape. 3rd ed. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2007, chapter 6. ISBN: 9781930066618.

"Storm Protection: Past, Present, and Future." National Public Radio, August 25, 2006.