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Hurricane KatrinaThe Mississippi Story$
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James Patterson Smith

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617030239

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617030239.001.0001

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A Persevering People

(p.235) Chapter Eleven Conclusion
Hurricane Katrina

James Patterson Smith

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the strength of Mississippians in the face of death and destruction. Even when government bureaucracies faltered, they stood up and faced the unprecedented calamity that befell them with fortitude and resourcefulness. Despite the wreckage of tens of thousands of homes and businesses, Mississippians retained surprising inner wellsprings of hope and faith, which sustained them on the long road toward recovery.

Keywords:   Katrina, Mississippians, recovery

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