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Hurricane Katrina : America's Unnatural Disaster (Hardcover)

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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.

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Publisher Univ of Nebraska Pr
Mfg Part# 9780803217607
SKU 210598467
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0803217609
Release Date 4/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0324
Publisher University of Nebraska Press
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