Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster

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Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster, Page: 1-32

Publication Year:
2009
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Repository URL:
https://repository.law.miami.edu/fac_books/162; http://commons.law.famu.edu/faculty-books/5
DOI:
10.2307/j.ctt1dfnv3b
ISBN:
9780803224636; 9780803217607; 9781282130890
OCLC:
370922865; 718164656; 974575445; 939705015
Author(s):
JEREMY I. LEVITT; MATTHEW C. WHITAKER
Publisher(s):
JSTOR; University of Nebraska Press
Tags:
Social Sciences; Hurricane Katrina; disaster relief; New Orleans; African Americans; social conditions; economic theory; Ninth Ward; Lower Ninth Ward; environmental justice; environmental injustice; Economics; History; Law; Political Science; Religion; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Sociology; Disaster Law; Law and Race; Law and Society
book description
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi. The storm devastated the region and its citizens. But its devastation did not reach across racial and class lines equally. In an original combination of research and advocacy, Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster questions the efficacy of the national and global responses to Katrina's central victims, African Americans. This collection of polemical essays explores the extent to which African Americans and others were, and are, disproportionately affected by the natural and manmade forces that caused Hurricane Katrina. Such an engaged study of this tragic event forces us to acknowledge that the ways in which we view our history and life have serious ramifications on modern human relations, public policy, and quality of life. © 2009 University of Nebraska Press. All rights reserved.