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How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow? Racism in 21st-Century New Orleans : Racism in 21st-Century New Orleans.

Author: Liza Lugo
Publisher: Westport : ABC-CLIO, 2014.
Series: Racism in American institutions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An outstanding resource for students of African American history, government policy, sociology, and human rights, as well as readers interested in socioeconomics in the United States today, this book examines why the divisions between the areas heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina and those left unscathed largely coincided with the color lines in New Orleans neighborhoods; and establishes how African Americans have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lugo, Liza.
How Do Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow? Racism in 21st-Century New Orleans : Racism in 21st-Century New Orleans.
Westport : ABC-CLIO, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Lugo
ISBN: 9781440828898 144082889X
OCLC Number: 1058289528
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Series Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Definitions; 1. From Slavery to Jim Crow; 2. From Jim Crow to the Civil Rights Movement; 3. Katrina's Scope and Devastation; 4. Hurricane Katrina's Winds Blow in New Ordinances; 5. The 21st Century and Legal Analysis; 6. The Lawsuits; 7. The Current State of Affairs; Author's Note; Appendix A: African-American Representation in Congress, 1870-Present; Appendix B: African-American Firsts; Appendix C: "Diseases and Peculiarities of the Negro Race" by Dr. Cartwright (in DeBow's Review). Appendix D: Famous American Civil Rights Leaders and ActivistsAppendix E: Louisiana's Deadliest Storms; Recommended Reading; Resources; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W.
Series Title: Racism in American institutions.

Abstract:

An outstanding resource for students of African American history, government policy, sociology, and human rights, as well as readers interested in socioeconomics in the United States today, this book examines why the divisions between the areas heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina and those left unscathed largely coincided with the color lines in New Orleans neighborhoods; and establishes how African Americans have suffered for 400 years under an oppressive system that has created a permanent underclass of second-class citizenship. Rather than focusing on the Katrina disaster itself, the.
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