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Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Christopher J. Manganiello


Why has the American South—a place with abundant rainfall—became embroiled in intrastate wars over water? Why did unpredictable flooding come to characterize southern waterways, and how did a region that seemed so rich in this all-important resource become derailed by drought and the regional squabbling that has tormented the arid American West? To answer these questions, this book moves beyond the well-known accounts of flooding in the Mississippi Valley and irrigation in the West to reveal the contested history of southern water. From the New South to the Sun Belt eras, private corporations, ... More

Keywords: American South, flooding, Mississippi Valley, irrigation, New South, Sun Belt, private corporations, public utilities, political actors, water

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469620053
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620053.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher J. Manganiello, author