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Katrina

A History, 1915–2015

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HARDCOVER

$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674971714

Publication Date: 07/07/2020

Academic Trade

296 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

28 photos, 2 maps

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  • Maps
    • Katrina flood area, September 2, 2005
    • Katrina flood depth, September 2, 2005
  • Introduction
  • Part I
    • 1. How to Sink New Orleans: Controlling Floods, Oil, and States’ Rights, 1927–1965
    • 2. Help!: Hurricane Betsy and the Politics of Disaster in the Lower Ninth Ward, 1965–1967
    • 3. The New New Orleans: Louisiana Grows and Shrinks, 1967–2005
  • Part II
    • 4. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?: Hurricane Katrina, August–September 2005
    • 5. Rebuilding the Land of Dreams: 2005–2015
  • Epilogue:The End of Empire, Louisiana
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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