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Author Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966-

Title Beyond Katrina : a meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast / Natasha Trethewey
Published Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (127 pages) : illustrations
Summary "Trethewey spent her childhood in Gulfport, where much of her mother's extended family, including her younger brother, still lives. As she worked to understand the devastation that followed the hurricane, Trethewey found inspiration in Robert Penn Warren's book Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South, in which he spoke with southerners about race in the wake of the Brown decision, capturing an event of wide impact from multiple points of view. Weaving her own memories with the experiences of family, friends, and neighbors, Trethewey traces the erosion of local culture and the rising economic dependence on tourism and casinos. She chronicles decades of wetland development that exacerbated the destruction and portrays a Gulf Coast whose citizens--particularly African Americans--were on the margins of American life well before the storm hit."--Publisher description
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Subject Trethewey, Natasha D., 1966- -- Homes and haunts -- Mississippi -- Gulf Coast.
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Gulf Coast -- Social conditions.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Economic aspects -- Mississippi -- Gulf Coast.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Environmental aspects -- Mississippi -- Gulf Coast.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects -- Mississippi -- Gulf Coast.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010011417
ISBN 0820337528 (electronic bk.)
9780820337524 (electronic bk.)