New Hope Submerged
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New Hope Submerged explores the complex histories of Jordan Lake and how these histories interact with the “public”. This paper is guided by two important questions: 1) who lived in the New Hope Valley before Jordan Lake’s creation and 2) who was the lake built for. This paper answers the first question in two parts, first examining the relationships inhabitants had with the physical qualities of land. The second method takes a narrative approach and uses both archival and interview data to paint a picture of the people impacted by Jordan Lake’s creation. The final chapter examines the relationship the Army Corp of Engineers and the North Carolina State Park System have with the “public” (those who visit the lake). The goal of this paper is to create an anthropological work that explores the nuanced impact Jordan Lake had on many different groups of people, while also pushing for more in-depth cultural history education by both the Army Corp of Engineers and North Carolina State Park System.
CitationWicker, Cole (2018). New Hope Submerged. Honors thesis, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/16571.
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