Seeking Higher Ground

The Hurricane Katrina Crisis, Race, and Public Policy Reader

  • Editors
  • Manning Marable
  • Kristen Clarke

Part of the The Critical Black Studies Series book series (CBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Politics and Place

  3. Culture, Tradition, and Identity

  4. Race and Repression

  5. Reimagining the Past and Reconstructing the Future

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 312-320

About this book


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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