An engaging presentation by authors
Carl Brasseaux and Don Davis of Louisiana.
|Students, constituents, and anyone interested in coastal flooding, land loss, and protection
|Thursday, Oct 5, 2017, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
|University of New Hampshire, Memorial Union Building, Theater 1, Durham, New Hampshire
|Free & open to the public
|Questions? Contact Kathy Mandsager (603.862.1545) or Nancy Kinner (603.862.1422)
Join authors Carl A. Brasseaux and Donald W. Davis as they talk about their book “Ain’t There, No More: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coastal Plain“. Carl and Don are not only a wealth of information, but tremendous (and energetic) story tellers.
Scientists examining Louisiana’s coastal lowlands have traditionally focused exclusively on how environmental changes impact local flora and fauna. Little has been written about the increasingly vulnerable human communities in coastal areas. Through the eyes of a cultural geographer and a social historian, “Ain’t There, No More” addresses many of the cultural and economic issues that have been routinely ignored.
In examining the forgotten human landscapes, the authors examine the emergence and evolution of a surprisingly large and ethnically diverse population in light of environmental and human factors that placed coastal residents at risk of washing away.