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Voices rising : stories from the Katrina Narrative Project

Author: Rebeca Antoine; Katrina Narrative Project.
Publisher: New Orleans, LA : UNO Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In October 2005, the University of New Orleans reopened online and asked students to submit interviews and accounts of citizens' experiences during Hurricane Katrina. Hundreds of manuscripts, interviews, and transcripts were collected from students and other residents who were willing to share their personal stories of the disaster. Voices rising is a sampling of this greater collection.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebeca Antoine; Katrina Narrative Project.
ISBN: 0972814361 9780972814362
OCLC Number: 233976687
Notes: Editor's introduction / Rebeca Antoine -- We thought we made the right decision / The Lozanos, as told to Carline Skinner -- Welcome to Oklahoma / Philip Weber, as told to Mary Sparacello -- More and more people but no food / Theron Bolds, interviewed by Zachary George -- No definitive news / Keith Wagner, as told to Nicole Pugh -- If we got on TV our families might see us / Lux Saturnine, interviewed by Nicole Pugh -- In the same financial boat / Michelle Balot, in her own words -- It was a very peculiar time / John T. Martin, as told to Nicole Pugh -- Even the crow on the roof is smiling / James Andrew Busenlener, as told to Sylvia Schneller -- I'm not interested in talking / New Orleans police officer, interviewed by Matthew Peters -- The city wasn't prepared / Dwight Robinette, Jr., interviewed by Sheila Willis -- Something terrible was happening / Peter Ward, as told to Sylvia Schneller -- We still didn't have the big picture / Donovan Livaccari, as told to Sylvia Schneller -- I just need to get these old bones home / The Ferrara family, as told by Amy Ferrara-Smith -- The house became an island / Lora Crayon and Sabrina Avalos, as told by Susanna Dienes -- I was covering the story and I was the story / Kim Bondy, in her own words -- We are lucky our house still stands / Jana Salmon Mackin, in her own words -- I am so-and-so and this is my social security number / James Welch, as told by Susanna Dienes -- Bill you're alive! / Bill Scheile, interviewed by Nicole Pugh -- I don't have friends I have associates / Chiquita Carpenter, as told by Dena Vassey -- When you're on my bus you're my family / Oscar Cade, Sr., as told to Mary Sparacello -- It was going to be a tiny little storm / Rebekah Reuben-Stroup, as told to Amy Judith Reuben Pickholtz -- We have got to go / The Belton family, as told by Dena Vassey -- I'm the leak expert / Wayne Wilson, interviewed by Jana Mackin -- Didn't you hear? / Amber Green, interviewed by Carol McCarthy -- This could happen again next year / Marjorie and Ralph Guidry, interviewed by Kristin Schwartz -- What was in that water? / The Dawson family, as told by Amy Ferrara-Smith -- What are we going to do with these old people? / Third Street, Kenner, LA, as told to Mary Sparacello -- Everything is scattered / Mary Fleetwood, interviewed by Eileen Guillory -- I hate the city; I want to live in St. Bernard / Sue LeBlanc, as told by Carol McCarthy -- Like pockets turned inside out / Echo Olander, as told to Missy Bowen -- Us, two dogs, a cat, and a bird / I.J. Shelton, Jr., in his own words -- Afterword: breaches of faith / Fredrick Barton.
Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Editor's introduction / Rebeca Antoine --
We thought we made the right decision / The Lozanos, as told to Carline Skinner --
Welcome to Oklahoma / Philip Weber, as told to Mary Sparacello --
More and more people but no food / Theron Bolds, interviewed by Zachary George --
No definitive news / Keith Wagner, as told to Nicole Pugh --
If we got on TV our families might see us / Lux Saturnine, interviewed by Nicole Pugh --
In the same financial boat / Michelle Balot, in her own words --
It was a very peculiar time / John T. Martin, as told to Nicole Pugh --
Even the crow on the roof is smiling / James Andrew Busenlener, as told to Sylvia Schneller --
I'm not interested in talking / New Orleans police officer, interviewed by Matthew Peters --
The city wasn't prepared / Dwight Robinette, Jr., interviewed by Sheila Willis --
Something terrible was happening / Peter Ward, as told to Sylvia Schneller --
We still didn't have the big picture / Donovan Livaccari, as told to Sylvia Schneller --
I just need to get these old bones home / The Ferrara family, as told by Amy Ferrara-Smith --
The house became an island / Lora Crayon and Sabrina Avalos, as told by Susanna Dienes --
I was covering the story and I was the story / Kim Bondy, in her own words --
We are lucky our house still stands / Jana Salmon Mackin, in her own words --
I am so-and-so and this is my social security number / James Welch, as told by Susanna Dienes --
Bill you're alive! / Bill Scheile, interviewed by Nicole Pugh --
I don't have friends I have associates / Chiquita Carpenter, as told by Dena Vassey --
When you're on my bus you're my family / Oscar Cade, Sr., as told to Mary Sparacello --
It was going to be a tiny little storm / Rebekah Reuben-Stroup, as told to Amy Judith Reuben Pickholtz --
We have got to go / The Belton family, as told by Dena Vassey --
I'm the leak expert / Wayne Wilson, interviewed by Jana Mackin --
Didn't you hear? / Amber Green, interviewed by Carol McCarthy --
This could happen again next year / Marjorie and Ralph Guidry, interviewed by Kristin Schwartz --
What was in that water? / The Dawson family, as told by Amy Ferrara-Smith --
What are we going to do with these old people? / Third Street, Kenner, LA, as told to Mary Sparacello --
Everything is scattered / Mary Fleetwood, interviewed by Eileen Guillory --
I hate the city; I want to live in St. Bernard / Sue LeBlanc, as told by Carol McCarthy --
Like pockets turned inside out / Echo Olander, as told to Missy Bowen --
Us, two dogs, a cat, and a bird / I.J. Shelton, Jr., in his own words --
Afterword: breaches of faith / Fredrick Barton.
Responsibility: edited by Rebeca Antoine ; [afterword by Fredrick Barton].

Abstract:

In October 2005, the University of New Orleans reopened online and asked students to submit interviews and accounts of citizens' experiences during Hurricane Katrina. Hundreds of manuscripts, interviews, and transcripts were collected from students and other residents who were willing to share their personal stories of the disaster. Voices rising is a sampling of this greater collection.--From publisher description.

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