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Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans Speak on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath

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Synopsis:

Hurricane Katrina inflicted damage on a scale unprecedented in American history, nearly destroying a major city and killing thousands of its citizens. With far too little help from indifferent, incompetent government agencies, the poor bore the brunt of the disaster. The residents of traditionally impoverished and minority communities suffered incalculable losses and endured unimaginable conditions. And the few facilities that did exist to help victims quickly became miserable, dangerous places. Now, the victims of Hurricane Katrina find themselves spread across the United States, far from the homes they left and faced with the prospect of starting anew. Families are struggling to secure jobs, homes, schools, and a sense of place in unfamiliar surroundings. Meanwhile, the rebuilding of their former home remains frustrating out of their hands. This bracing read brings readers to the heart of the disaster and its aftermath as those who survived it speak with candor and eloquence of their lives then and now.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932416688
Publisher:
McSweeney's Books
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Editor:
Vollen, Lola
Editor:
Vollen, Lola; Ying, Chris
Editor:
Ying, Chris
Editor:
Vollen, Lola; Ying, Chris; Eggers, Dave
Author:
Vollen, Lola
Author:
Ying, Chris
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
HIS054000
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Voice of Witness
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 13 oz

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Voices from the Storm: The People of New Orleans Speak on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath
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Hurricane Katrina inflicted damage on a scale unprecedented in American history, nearly destroying a major city and killing thousands of its citizens. With far too little help from indifferent, incompetent government agencies, the poor bore the brunt of the disaster. The residents of traditionally impoverished and minority communities suffered incalculable losses and endured unimaginable conditions. And the few facilities that did exist to help victims quickly became miserable, dangerous places. Now, the victims of Hurricane Katrina find themselves spread across the United States, far from the homes they left and faced with the prospect of starting anew. Families are struggling to secure jobs, homes, schools, and a sense of place in unfamiliar surroundings. Meanwhile, the rebuilding of their former home remains frustrating out of their hands. This bracing read brings readers to the heart of the disaster and its aftermath as those who survived it speak with candor and eloquence of their lives then and now.
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