Come Hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster /
- Publication info:
- New York : Basic Civitas, c2006.
On the Shelf
Voices from the storm : the people of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath / compiled and edited by Lola Vollen and Chris Ying ; series editors, Dave Eggers and Lola Vollen ; interviews by Stacy Parker Aab, Mary Beth Black, Colin Dabkowski, Billy Sothern and Andy Young ; additional material from Sharon Ferranti, Dana Leventhal, Mary Ann Pendino, Claire Smith ; cover art and illustrations by Lart Cognac.
F 379 N5 V65 2006
- Come Hell or high water : Hurricane Katrina and the color of disaster / Michael Eric Dyson.
- Main Author:
- Dyson, Michael Eric.
New York : Basic Civitas, 2006
"Displaying the intellectual rigor, political passion, and personal empathy that have won him acclaim and fans all across the color line, Michael Eric Dyson offers a searing assessment of the meaning of Hurricane Katrina. Combining a fresh look at the key players in the disaster with his deep knowledge of black migrations and government policy over decades, Dyson provides the historical context that has been sorely missing from public conversation. He explores the legacy of black suffering in America since slavery and ties its psychic scars to today's crisis, even exploring the agonizing question that came from both survivors and right-wing apologists, "Did God cause Katrina?" And, finally, his critique of the way black people are framed in the national consciousness will shock and surprise even the most politically savvy reader." "With this clarion call, Dyson warns us that we can only find redemption as a society if we acknowledge that Katrina was more than an engineering or emergency response failure. From the TV newsroom to the Capitol to the backyard, we must change the ways we relate to the black and the poor among us. What's at stake is no less than the future of democracy."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
xii, 258 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-244) and index.