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Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader
     

Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader

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by Manning Marable, Kristen Clarke (Editor)
 

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Hurricane Katrina of August-September 2005, one of the most destructive natural disasters in U.S. history, dramatically illustrated the continuing racial and class inequalities of America. In this powerful reader, Seeking Higher Ground, prominent scholars and writers examine the racial impact of the disaster and the failure of governmental, corporate and

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Hurricane Katrina of August-September 2005, one of the most destructive natural disasters in U.S. history, dramatically illustrated the continuing racial and class inequalities of America. In this powerful reader, Seeking Higher Ground, prominent scholars and writers examine the racial impact of the disaster and the failure of governmental, corporate and private agencies to respond to the plight of the New Orleans black community. Contributing authors include Julianne Malveaux, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Ronald Walters, Chester Hartman, Gregory D. Squires, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Alan Stein, and Gene Preuss. This reader is the second volume of the Souls Critical Black Studies Series, edited by Manning Marable, and produced by the institute for Research in African-American Studies of Columbia University.

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"Seeking Higher Ground thoroughly examines every angle of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, and offers smart, damning critiques of how individual and societal prejudice turned a natural disaster into a man-made catastrophe. After more than two years, this book reminds us of all the work still left to be done." - Donna Brazile,

"This marvelous book is the most comprehensive and insightful examination of the most catastrophic event in recent American history." - Cornel West, Class of 1943 University Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403977793
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/26/2007
Series:
Critical Black Studies Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

Manning Marable is Professor of History and Political Science and Director, Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University.

Kristen Clarke is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School and a civil rights attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Her work on race, law and democracy appears in numerous journals, books and other publications.

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Seeking Higher Ground: The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've placed this book on the mandatory reading list for my college students and think that other teachers will find this to be an asset in their classroom. I think this is a very readable book for popular audiences as well.