We Shall Not Be Moved: Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina
|Rating||:||4.32 (772 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||256 Pages|
Every bit as gripping and important as tales from the storm itself.” Walter Issacson, from the Foreword “In this moving book, Tom Wooten narrates the daily struggles of residents of five neighborhoods in New Orleans to overcome the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. We Shall Not Be Moved brilliantly weaves together the stories of community residents, including accounts of their unprecedented organizing and rebuilding efforts. It is not an account of Katrina per se. Rather, it is a story of the arduous endeavor residents have undertaken in New Orleans. The stories in We Shall Not Be Moved show the essential role of local knowledge in long-
Tom Wooten is coauthor of No One Had a Tongue to Speak. Since graduating from Harvard in 2008 and moving to New Orleans, he has worked as a researcher for the Harvard Kennedy School, as a neighborhood volunteer coordinator, and as a fifth- and sixth-grade writing teacher.
Excellent Qualitative Examination Post-Storm John Smith Excellent qualitative examination of community-building after the hurricane. Hundreds of interviews and a good cursory overview of what happened during the storm. Very well written, easy read for all ages. Excellent examination of the micropolitics after the event.. Superb Alex Turvy This book tells the tragic and beautiful story of the destruction and subsequent rebuilding of New Orleans. It is the work of an author who has a clear love for this city. Tom Wooten is a very talented researcher and writer with a serious passion for New Orleans.If. A Moving Story! I thoroughly enjoyed Wooten's way of sharing the community's narratives of resilience. They were inspiring, and they shed light on the way our government can drastically improve upon disaster relief.
I just said, ‘Well, I’ve got to get in and do it.’”—Phil Harris, eight-decade-long resident of Hollygrove As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery in American history, yet they faced a profound leadership vacuum: members of every tier of government, from the municipal to the federal level, had fallen down on the job. By shedding light on this rebirth, We Shall Not Be Moved shows how residents, remarkably, turned a profound national failure into a story of hope.. We Shall Not Be