A June report by the American Society of Civil Engineers indicated that two-thirds of the flooding was caused by the multiple failures of the city's floodwalls. According to the National Hurricane Center, 1, fatalities can be attributed to the storm: The hurricane left an estimated three million people without electricity.
Uniquely combining humanities and social sciences research, the contributors reevaluate the political, social, and economic dynamics that existed before this "natural" disaster and the subsequent responses and actions, or lack thereof.
Investigations of public policies, organizations, social movements, and neoliberalism range from a traditional policy case study of the often-neglected Alabama and Mississippi experience to an analysis of urban social movements in New Orleans to a broad critique of local policy that has global implications.
Innovative young scholars provide essays on music, literature, tourism, and gender. Interviews with key community leaders and historic poets round out the volume. The many social, political, racial, economic, and personal disasters that followed Katrina produced intellectual dilemmas.
How could this happen in the wealthiest nation in the world? How could the U. Why was the most powerful military in the world unable or unwilling to act? Readers will find in this collection compelling answers to these, and other, complicated questions.
He is the author of Development Arrested: It shows that the abandonment of the Black working class in New Orleans in was not an aberrant response to an unexpected natural disaster, but rather part and parcel of a larger pattern of suppression that was firmly in place long before the hurricane hit.In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina: New Paradigms and Social Visions (A Special Issue of American Quarterly) [Clyde Woods] on heartoftexashop.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Assessing the damage left by Hurricane Katrina in social, cultural, and physical terms, the essays in this volume suggest that the nation’s long and historic engagement with the Gulf Coast has entered a new era.5/5(1).
Sep 06, · When Hurricane Katrina hit, however, that plan was not followed completely. Instead of sending city buses to evacuate those who could not make .
Aug 26, · Ten years later, most public schools in New Orleans look quite different, both physically and in terms of how they operate, than they did the day Katrina hit. In the wake .
from Newbery award winning author Kirby Larson comes a remarkable true story of the devotion, friendship, and survival of two pets left behind in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Cover Story for September 15, As the scope of what may be the biggest natural disaster to hit the United States in a century became clearer last week, Virginia Baptists joined others around the country responding to massive needs.
Hurricane Katrina was a Category 5 monster storm. It was the most destructive hurricane to hit the United States. It did more damage than any other natural disaster in U.S history. It did most of its damage after it hit Louisiana on August 29, That was after the National Hurricane Center reclassified down to a Category 3 hurricane.