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My Hurricane Story: The Positive Stories Must Get Out

Robert LeBlanc

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents an account by Robert LeBlanc, who along with a friend was involved in the rescue effort in New Orleans. He says that the media’s completely false portrayals of the situation ... More


Rescue

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the rescue efforts carried out at the height of the New York Express disaster in Angola. When he arrived on the scene at Big Sister Creek, Dr. Romaine J. Curtiss immediately ... More


Hurricane Gumbo

Mike Davis and Anthony Fontenot

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0005
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how the residents of Ville Platte—a poor Cajun and black Creole community in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana—opened their doors to over 5,000 displaced people they call “company” ... More


Horror

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter recounts how the New York Express's derailment, which caused its last two cars to fall into the icy gorge below the Big Sister Creek bridge, turned into a horrific disaster. The Toledo ... More


Recognitions

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the rescue efforts undertaken at the scene of the New York Express wreckage from 5:30 P.M. until midnight. On the eastern side of Big Sister Creek bridge, villagers waited for ... More


An Interview with Glen Miguez

Glen Miguez and Barry Jean Ancelet

in Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter presents an interview with Glen Miguez, who helped rescue some people who were stranded in their flooded homes due to Hurricane Rita. Glen spent the entire day picking people up and ... More


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