At Canaan's Edge: America in the King Years, 1965-68 by Taylor Branch

By Taylor Branch

At Canaan's Edge concludes America within the King Years, a three-volume heritage that may suffer as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy. Pulitzer Prize-winner and bestselling writer Taylor department makes transparent during this magisterial account of the civil rights flow that Martin Luther King, Jr., earned a spot subsequent to James Madison and Abraham Lincoln within the pantheon of yank heritage.

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In other words, both were the products of a very specific set of historical conditions. 67 Hoover was the first dam to illustrate that dam building on a massive scale was possible, in an engineering sense, and that it could provide an enormous supply of electricity. In several senses, the Hoover Dam is representative of the type of technological knowledge that revolutionized dam building in the twentieth century. , concrete) used in its construction, the techniques required to create a unitary impoundment—set the stage for a triumphalist period of global dam building.

Needless to say, these locales are characterized by startlingly diverse historical-geographical conditions, and the similarity of the Bureau’s approach in each place is a testament to the universalizing tendencies of technical assistance and water resource development as conceived within US foreign policy aims. An example from a team that worked in Nicaragua in 1951 (identified as “moderate” involvement in my illustration) offers a fairly typical window into the specific activities carried out in many of their overseas programs: The mission spent five weeks in Nicaragua in the early part of the annual rainy season, assembling and reviewing pertinent reports, maps, and unassembled information and making such field investigations of suggested projects as limitations of time and difficulties of travel would permit.

Still, Savage tackled his assignment regarding the Yangtze Gorge Dam with characteristic innovation and energy, and his activities included numerous field visits to the proposed site of the dam (fig. 2). This stretch of the Yangtze, situated near the city of Ichang in the province of Hubei, had long been seen by Chinese leaders as a resource of tremendous development potential. As early as 1919 Sun Yat-Sen had identified this part of the Yangtze as an ideal site for a dam that could provide both hydroelectricity and flood control.

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