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We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina

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“It was heartbreaking, but we couldn’t give up. I just said, ‘Well, I’ve got to get in and do it.’”—Phil Harris, eight-decade-long resident of Hollygrove

 

As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery in American history, yet they faced a profound leadership vacuum: members of every tier of government, from the municipal to the federal level, had fallen down on the job. We Shall Not Be Moved tells the absorbing story of the community leaders who stepped into this void to rebuild the city they loved.

 

From a Vietnamese Catholic priest who immediately knows when two of his six thousand parishioners go missing to a single mother from the Lower Ninth Ward who instructs the likes of Jimmy Carter and Brad Pitt, these intrepid local organizers show that a city’s fate rests on the backs of its citizens. On their watch, New Orleans neighborhoods become small governments. These leaders organize their neighbors to ward off demolition threats, write comprehensive recovery plans, found community schools, open volunteer centers, raise funds to rebuild fire stations and libraries, and convince tens of thousands of skeptical residents to return home. Focusing on recovery efforts in five New Orleans neighborhoods—Broadmoor, Hollygrove, Lakeview, the Lower Ninth Ward, and Village de l’Est—Tom Wooten presents vivid narratives through the eyes and voices of residents rebuilding their homes, telling a story of resilience as entertaining as it is instructive.

 

The unprecedented community mobilization underway in New Orleans is a silver lining of Hurricane Katrina’s legacy. By shedding light on this rebirth, We Shall Not Be Moved shows how residents, remarkably, turned a profound national failure into a story of hope.

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As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization: their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery in American history, but it faced a leadership vacuum. Members of every tier of government, from the municipal to the federal level, had fallen down on the job.  

We Shall Not Be Moved tells the story of the community leaders who stepped into this void and led to the city's resurrection. Wooten follows community leaders in five New Orleans neighborhoods, vividly presenting their narratives as they organize their neighbors to ward off demolition threats, write recovery plans, open schools, and convince skeptical residents to return home. On their watch, New Orleans neighborhoods become small governments. This unprecedented community mobilization is a silver lining of Hurricane Katrina's legacy. By shedding light on the rebirth now underway in New Orleans, this book shows how residents, remarkably, turned a profound national failure into a story of hope.

About the Author

Tom Wooten is coauthor of No One Had a Tongue to Speak. Since graduating from Harvard in 2008 and moving to New Orleans, he has worked as a researcher for the Harvard Kennedy School, as a neighborhood volunteer coordinator, and as a fifth- and sixth-grade writing teacher. 

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ISBN:
9780807044773
Author:
Wooten, Tom
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies City Specific
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20141231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
244

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History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Urban Studies » City Specific

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"Synopsis" by , As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization: their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery in American history, but it faced a leadership vacuum. Members of every tier of government, from the municipal to the federal level, had fallen down on the job.  

We Shall Not Be Moved tells the story of the community leaders who stepped into this void and led to the city's resurrection. Wooten follows community leaders in five New Orleans neighborhoods, vividly presenting their narratives as they organize their neighbors to ward off demolition threats, write recovery plans, open schools, and convince skeptical residents to return home. On their watch, New Orleans neighborhoods become small governments. This unprecedented community mobilization is a silver lining of Hurricane Katrina's legacy. By shedding light on the rebirth now underway in New Orleans, this book shows how residents, remarkably, turned a profound national failure into a story of hope.

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