Hurricane Katrina forced the largest and most abrupt displacement in US history. More than a million people were forced to relocate across all fifty states, and tens of thousands still remain displaced. Some are desperate to return to the Gulf Coast but cannot find the means. Others have chosen to make their homes elsewhere. Still others found a way to return home but were unable to stay due to the limited availability of social services, educational opportunities, health care options, and affordable housing.
Displaced is the first volume in the Katrina Bookshelf series, edited by Kai Erikson and published by the University of Texas Press (2012). The series is a result of an SSRC-sponsored national effort to bring experts together in a collaborative program of research on the human costs of Hurricane Katrina.
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Books by Fellows
SSRC Fellows publish with a wide range of university and independent presses. The books featured here are based on original research conducted by Fellows while holding an SSRC Fellowship.