Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2009-01-01
ISBN : 080322463X
Pages : 324 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (32 users)
Summary Book Review Hurricane Katrina by Jeremy I. Levitt:
Download or read book Hurricane Katrina written by Jeremy I. Levitt and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: 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.