West Side Rising

West Side Rising

How San Antonio's 1921 Flood Devastated a City and Sparked a Latino Environmental Justice Movement

by Char Miller

Foreword by Julián Castro

The 1921 flood that put a spotlight on environmental and social inequality in a southwestern city

On September 9, 1921, a tropical depression stalled just north of San Antonio and within hours overwhelmed its winding network of creeks and rivers. Floodwaters ripped through the city’s Latino West Side neighborhoods, killing more than eighty people. Meanwhile a wall of water crashed into the central business district on ...

  • Paperback
  • 9781595349736
  • Published: June 2022


  • Hardcover
  • 9781595349385
  • Published: September 2021


  • eBook
  • 9781595349392
  • Published: September 2021


Forthcoming Events

Char Miller at Westside History Symposium2021-11-20 09:00:00Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center 723 South Brazos Street San Antonio, TX 78207Read more
Maverick Book Club – WEST SIDE RISING with Char Miller and Sarah Gould2021-09-14 18:00:00ONLINERead more