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Author Ward, Evan R. (Evan Ray), 1971-
Title Border oasis : water and the political ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975 / Evan R. Ward
Imprint Tucson, Arizona : The University of Arizona Press, 2015
book jacket
 Modern History Library  333.91009 W257    AVAILABLE    30550100616828
Edition First paperback edition 2015
Descript xxx, 208 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Environmental history of the borderlands
Environmental history of the borderlands
Note Originally published: 2003
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-202) and index
Introduction : An International Wedding -- The Twentieth-Century Ghost of William Walker -- "Our 'Good Neighbors'" -- Saline Solutions -- Water and the Landscapes of Power in the Mexicali Valley -- Salt of the River, Salt of the Earth -- "The Politics of Place" -- Epilogue : Beyond the Border Oasis -- Coda : The Contemporary Delta
"The environmental history of the Colorado River delta during the past century is one of the most important - and most neglected - stories of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands."
"Border Oasis tells how two very different nations developed the delta into an agricultural oasis at enormous environmental cost. Focusing on the years 1940 to 1975 - including the disastrous salinity crisis of the 1960s and 1970s - it combines Mexican, Native American, and U.S. perspectives to demonstrate that the political and diplomatic influences on the delta played as much a part in the region's transformation as did irrigation. Ward reveals how mistrust among political and economic participants has been fueled by conflict between national and local officials on both sides of the border, by Mexican nationalism, and by a mutual recognition that water is the critical ingredient for regional economic development."--University of Arizona Press website
Subject Water-supply -- Government policy -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Water resources development -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)
Colorado River Delta (Mexico) -- Environmental conditions
Alt Title Water and the political ecology of the Colorado River Delta, 1940-1975
Govt. Doc# UA 5.2:B 56/5/ 2015
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