Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River

Unruly Waters: A Social and Environmental History of the Brazos River

by Kenna Lang Archer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826355874
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kenna Lang Archer is an instructor in the Department of History at Angelo State University.

Table of Contents

Illustrations viii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 Ecology and Geology along the Mighty Brazos River 1

Chapter 2 Culture, Continuity, and a Brazos River Reimagined 23

Chapter 3 Immigrants, Improvements, and Agricultural Ideals along the Lower Brazos River 45

Chapter 4 Locks, Dams, and a Hope for Navigation along the Middle Brazos River 74

Chapter 5 Big Dams and Big Dreams along the Upper Brazos River 90

Chapter 6 Importation and Diversion along a Still-Untamed Brazos 109

Chapter 7 A Defiant Brazos and the Persistence of Its People 130

Appendix A Overview of Improvement Projects 143

Appendix B Geological Timeline 145

Notes 147

Bibliography 231

Index 251

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