(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

Basin Street blues : drainage and environmental equity in New Orleans, 1890-1930

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Before 1900, Blacks occupied the swampy portions of the town. As the city embarked on a project to improve drainage in the 1890s, it began to overhaul environmental conditions. This process would serve the entire city equitably. An examination of the design and delivery of drainage and sewerage services compared with racial segregation offers insights into the discussion of environmental equity and also the agents of segregation in the town. By 1930, engineering concerns overcame racist tendencies in delivering public services


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of historical geography / ISSN 0305-7488 / CODEN JHGEDP

Editor : Academic Press, London ; Academic Press, San Francisco, CA ; Academic Press, New York, NY - ROYAUME-UNI (1975)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 28, no2 [pp. 237-257]

Bibliographic references : en notes

Collation : Illustration ;




Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19070

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